Kindergarten immunization increased statewide, not locally

The state Department of Health announced Wednesday that the statewide kindergarten immunization rate increased by more than 2 percent this school year. The same can’t be said for Clark County. Statewide, 85 […]

Quarter of moms-to-be may not follow vaccination schedule

A new study found that 75 percent of first-time expectant mothers plan to follow the recommended vaccination schedule for their children. That’s great. But what about the other 25 percent? Well, 10.5 […]

More Washington boys getting HPV vaccine

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that the number of teens getting the human papillomavirus vaccine increased slightly but that many adolescents are still not […]

Study: Scare tactics don’t sway vaccine skeptics

Emotional scare tactics used to try to convince vaccine skeptics to immunize their children may not have the desired effect. A recent study by Graham Dixon, associate professor with The Edward […]

More young adults say vaccines are parent’s choice

The majority of Americans think vaccines for childhood diseases should be required for all children, but younger adults are less likely than older generations to agree. A recent Pew survey examined […]

Measles cases highest in 20 years

More U.S. measles cases were reported in the first eight months of this year than in any other year in the past two decades. From Jan. 1 to Aug. 29, the […]

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