With school starting in less than two weeks, parents are urged to make sure their children’s vaccines are updated. For the first time in Minnesota, vaccines are required against Hepatitis A and B for kids entering early-education programs.
The American Red Cross says they urgently need blood donors in order to prevent an emergency blood shortage. Donations drop significantly in the summer, and all blood types are needed. So how much blood does the Red Cross actually need? And is there anyone who can’t donate blood?
Beginning next year, children may be getting a few extra vaccination shots when at the doctor. The health department wants to change the school immunization rules beginning in September 2014 to reflect the Centers for Disease Control recommendations.