Vaccines

Vaccine Skeptics Find Unexpected Allies In Conservative GOPAs vaccine skeptics fight laws that would force more parents to inoculate their kids, they are finding unexpected allies in conservative Republicans. Though the stereotype of a vaccine skeptic is a coastal, back-to-the-land type, it's generally been Democratic-controlled states that have tightened vaccination laws.
Doctor: Measles Can Be Tough For Younger Doctors To SpotMeasles was all but eradicated in the U.S. decades ago, thanks to the immunization program. That's a problem for some doctors. Hennepin County Medical Center's Dr. David Hilden said younger physicians sometimes don't make a measles diagnosis until the appearance of a rash, which is a late stage symptom.
'U' Student With Measles Passes Infectious StageMinnesota's only active measles case, a 20-year-old University of Minnesota student, has passed the infectious stage. It will be at least another week until health officials find out if that one case spread elsewhere.
Health Officials Emphasize Importance Of Flu ShotsIt's the time of year when health officials recommend getting your flu shot. Children's Hospitals and Clinics has already started to see a few influenza cases.
CDC Goal: More Immunizations For MN StudentsBeginning 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.
Reality Check: Sequester’s Impact On Minn. Is Lower Than MostMinnesotans could suffer from those budget cuts too. Some over time, and some right away.
Preparing For A Spring Break Trip? Get VaccinatedWhen preparing for a trip, you know what's on your list: swimming suit, shorts, sandals. But if you're traveling outside of the U.S., packing your suitcase isn't the only thing you need to do beforehand.
'U Of M' Report: Flu Shots Not As Effective As Previously ReportedThere’s a "misperception" that current influenza vaccines are highly effective, which is standing in the way of creating new, more effective vaccines, according to a new report from the University of Minnesota’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP).
Good Question: Is It Selfish To Not Vaccinate Your Kids?An alarming number of Minnesotans are opting-out of vaccinating their kids before sending them to school. An Associated Press analysis of state data reports that 6.5 percent of Minnesota parents opted out of vaccination before kindergarten.
Good Question: Is It Selfish To Not Vaccinate Your Kids?An alarming number of Minnesotans are opting-out of vaccinating their kids before sending them to school. An Associated Press analysis of state data reports that 6.5 percent of Minnesota parents opted out of vaccination before kindergarten.
Hennepin Co. Offers Free, Low-Cost Flu Shots Health officials agree that a flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself from getting sick. That's why one county is stepping in to make a healthier community.
The Good Life For Less: Don't Skimp On Your HealthYou've probably noticed at your workplace or school that cold season has started and that means flu season isn't far behind.

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