New statewide immunizations take effect in September, and parents are urged to act now before school starts. Dr. Gigi Chawla, a health expert, said Minnesota has already had more than 500 cases of whooping cough reported this year and the 2011 measles outbreak in the state started with an unvaccinated child.
A disease that we don’t hear much about anymore is making a comeback in the United States.
Health officials in Sioux Falls are urging residents to verify that their vaccinations are up-to-date, following a reported increase in the number of pertussis cases in South Dakota. The state Health Department late last week said 29 cases of pertussis or whooping cough had been reported statewide so far this year, compared to 67 in all of last year.
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.
The School Nurse Organization of Minnesota is urging students to add meningitis vaccinations to their back-to-school check list.
The HPV vaccine was originally intended for young girls to prevent cervical cancer later in life. Now, the Center for Disease Control said boys should get it too, starting when they’re 11 years old.
By age 6, children should have vaccinations against 14 diseases, in at least two dozen separate doses, the U.S. government advises. More than 1 in 10 parents reject that, refusing some shots or delaying others mainly because of safety concerns, a national survey found.
Republican Michele Bachmann is feeling the sting of a presidential campaign jab gone awry, while the target is using the flap to shore up his pro-life credentials.
It’s been shown that lower flu vaccination years tend to have worse disease outbreaks. So, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is pushing the message earlier this year: Get vaccinated.
Along with purchasing pencils, notebooks and crayons, back-to-school season also means time for vaccinations.
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is partnering with U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum on a forum about childhood vaccinations.
The Minnesota Department of Health is taking its message about the importance of immunizing infants and children on the road Monday.
National Infant Immunization Week starts Saturday, and it’s taken on a special significance for Minnesota health officials this year.
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is offering a measles vaccination clinic for children in the area.
The Minnesota Department of Health says they have found a 11th case of measles in Minnesota.