Amid Rise In COVID Cases, Gov. Walz Says No Plans For New RestrictionsAs coronavirus cases and hospitalizations rise in Minnesota, Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday said he has no plans to reinstate more restrictions on businesses since his recent significant changes, including allowing fans at sports stadiums.
When Is The Best Time To Get A Flu Shot?Centers for Disease Control chief Robert Redfield says there’s big concern about what could happen as flu season coincides with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Who Needs A Measles Vaccine?The measles outbreak just topped 700 cases, making it the worst in 25 years.
Report: Minnesota Flu Vaccination Rates UpSlightly more Minnesota children received influenza vaccinations in the 2017-18 flu season compared to the previous season, according to the Centers for Disease Control, but the Minnesota Department of Health says too many children are still unvaccinated.
Health Officials Say Get Your Flu Shot NowIt's probably a subject you wouldn't expect to hear in the summer, but officials say now is the time to get a flu shot.
AAP Issues New Guidelines For Flu ShotsA recent statement made by the American Academy of Pediatrics said that all children and health care workers should get flu shots. In past years, about 90 percent of children who died from the flu were unvaccinated.
Ramsey Co. Man Dies Of Meningitis, MDH Urges VaccinationsA Ramsey County man's death from meningitis has the Minnesota Department of Health urging men who have sex with men to get vaccinated. There have been meningococcal meningitis outbreaks in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles recently, affecting gay and bisexual men in those metro areas.
Program At Children's Hospital Aims To Ease Needle FearsOn average, babies get 18 needle pricks in their first year of life, and childhood is when the fear of needles is often formed. A local doctor is trying to make the process painless, and what people of all ages can do make their next needle a little nicer.
Good Question: Can We Make People Get Immunized?The outbreak of measles has generated lots of debate about vaccinations over the past month. Even politicians have weighed in on whether they should be mandatory. But, opinions aside, can we actually force people to get immunized? Good Question.
Health Expert: Get Your Child Vaccinated Before School StartsNew 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.
Doctor: Vaccinations Are The Best Defense Against Measles A disease that we don't hear much about anymore is making a comeback in the United States.
SD Residents Being Urged To Keep Vaccines Up-To-Date 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.
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.
Nurse Organization Urges Meningitis Vaccinations The School Nurse Organization of Minnesota is urging students to add meningitis vaccinations to their back-to-school check list.
Health Officials: Boys Should Get HPV VaccineThe 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.