1 hr ago
Ontario rolls out stricter vaccine requirements for kids
Beginning in September, Ontario students will have to show proof they have been vaccinated against chickenpox, whooping cough and meningococcal diseases before they enter school.
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3 hrs ago
The Toronto Star
3 more mandatory vaccines for Ontario schoolchildren
Ontario children will have to prove they've been immunized for whooping cough, chickenpox and meningococcal disease before reporting for school in September.
7 hrs ago
State Department of Health offers shingles vaccine to uninsured, underinsured
The Pennsylvania Department of Health will offer the shingles vaccine to adults age 50 or older who are uninsured or underinsured in Dauphin County 9 a.m.-noon April 25 at the Hummelstown Chemical Fire Department, 249 E. Main St., Hummelstown.
11 hrs ago
Column: SooToday.com welcomes Dr. W. Gifford-Jones
Starting today, Dr. W. Gifford-Jones will bring his popular weekly medical column to our site.
15 hrs ago
Palo Verde Valley Times
Tdap required for incoming 7th graders
Special to the Times BLYTHE, Calif. - For the 2014-2015 school year, and all future school years, all students entering or transferring into 7th grade will need proof of an adolescent whooping cough booster immunization for school in the fall.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Jacksonville Daily News
Officials: Anti-vaccination movement contributes to uptick in diseases
Danielle Sample, of Casper, used to argue with her mother, a nurse, about her choice to discontinue vaccines for her children.
PHOTO: Abby Peterson, age six, died of a vaccine preventable disease.
Abby Peterson was just a few weeks shy of her sixth birthday in 2001 when she caught a severe case of chicken pox that made her so weak that she came down with pneumonia, her mother recalled.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Put inaccurate Internet info aside: vaccines are safe
Know anyone who has had small pox lately? How about polio? Diphtheria? Once global health threats of literally epidemic proportions, these and other diseases have largely been eradicated, due almost entirely to immunizations.
Shingles sufferers at more risk for heart issues
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said about one out of every three Americans will get shingles, the same virus that causes chickenpox and can reactivate as a painful burning rash.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Jenny McCarthy's Shocking Vaccine Comments: Defying Doctors' Advice?
Jenny McCarthy claims she isn't totally 'anti-vaccine,' but the comedian's previous anti-vaccine statement has led millions to not vaccinate their children against deadly diseases.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Chickenpox outbreak increases Friday to 9 reported cases
A charter school in Wheat Ridge reported on Friday its ninth case of chickenpox in an outbreak that began last weekend.
Pacific Daily News
Free immunizations will be offered April 26
The Department of Public Health and Social Services is offering free immunizations for children ages 0 to 18 at 10 a.m. April 26 at the Micronesia Mall.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Health seminar to focus on chronic disease education
For those who are struggling with chronic illness, or know someone who is, naturopath Brian D. Jones and his wife, Ellen F. Cook, hope to help.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
UNF students isolated after diagnosed with chicken pox
The University of North Florida is on chicken pox alert. The University's health department reports two separate cases of the virus.
News 4 Jax
2 cases of chickenpox reported at UNF
Chickenpox is a very contagious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus. According to health officials, the virus spreads easily from people with chickenpox to others who have never had the disease or received the chickenpox vaccine.
Health Matters: Keeping kid's vaccine on schedule
If you work hard to keep your children on time, you've got company. Your pediatrician, along with the American Academy of Pediatrics, would like kids to stay on schedule with their vaccinations.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Health Question: What is shingles?
Shingles is caused by the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox.
UNF issues chicken pox alert
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The University of North Florida Student Health Services reports at least two cases of the chicken pox on campus this week.
Vaccination Rates Low For Area School Kids
Tens of thousands of school children across the Chicago area may not be vaccinated for a variety of serious diseases, posing a potential health risk to their immunized classmates, NBC 5 Investigates has found.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Bryan County News
Health department offers shingles vaccine
Shingles is an infection that can cause a painful rash, and about half of all cases occur in people older than 60. The only way to lower the risk of getting shingles, and the pain that's associated with it, is to get vaccinated.