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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.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Family, Kids, Mumps

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.


Related Topix: Health, Kids, Family, Health Insurance, Vaccinations

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.


Related Topix: Dauphin County, PA, Hummelstown, PA, Health

11 hrs ago | SooToday

Column: welcomes Dr. W. Gifford-Jones

Starting today, Dr. W. Gifford-Jones will bring his popular weekly medical column to our site.


Related Topix: Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Vaccinations, Health, Hepatitis

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.


Related Topix: Blythe, CA, Vaccinations, Health

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.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mumps

ABC News

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.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Pop/Rock, Duffy, Sleepy Eye, MN, Mumps

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Spectrum

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.


Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, Vaccinations, Cedar City, UT

WBAL-TV Baltimore

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.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Medicine, Celebrities, Jenny McCarthy, Autism

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Denver Post

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.


Related Topix: Health, Wheat Ridge, CO, Medicine, Epidemiology, Jefferson County, CO

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.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Coastal Point

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.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition, HIV/AIDS, Health

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.


Related Topix: Health, University of North Florida

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.


Related Topix: Health, Vaccinations

NBC2 News

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.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Pediatrics, Medicine, Family, Kids

Tue Apr 08, 2014

The News-Press

Health Question: What is shingles?

Shingles is caused by the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox.


Related Topix: Medicine, Shingles, Health, Pain, Valtrex, Valacyclovir (generic)

CBS 47

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.


Related Topix: Health, University of North Florida

NBC Chicago

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.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Family, Kids, Mumps, Education Etc.

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.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Medicare, Biotech, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Healthcare Industry