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It’s flu shot time

October 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — As the weather begins to turn cooler, it’s a gentle reminder that cold weather and flu season are in the not too distant future. 

Since 2009, the Worthington Regional Health Care Foundation has sponsored flu shots for studen…continue reading on

The vaccination debate

August 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Jimmy and Stephanie France have not had their 2-year-old son vaccinated against childhood diseases — and they don’t plan to.

“I don’t feel that it’s necessary,” Jimmy said.
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ND earns low ranking in ability to protect against infectious threats

December 17, 2013 in Uncategorized

North Dakota has some work to do in the area of infectious disease control and prevention, according to a national report made public Tuesday.

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Pre-teens, college freshmen need immunizations as school year nears

July 30, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Meningococcal disease is a bacterial infection resulting in inflammation of the tissues covering the brain and spinal cord.
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SD residents urged to get their flu vaccinations

September 28, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) State health officials say influenza has come early to South Dakota.
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ND Health Department urges vaccines

July 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The North Dakota Department of Health is encouraging parents to get their children vaccinated now to avoid the back-to-school rush later this summer. Continue Reading

Federal advisory panels says all adults should get whooping cough shots

February 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The panel voted today to expand its recommendation to include all those 65 and older who haven’t gotten a whooping cough shot as an adult. Children have been vaccinated against whooping cough since the 1940s, but a vaccine for adolescents and adults was not licensed until 2005. Continue Reading

China ready to enter world vaccine market

November 29, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The world should get ready for a new Made in China product vaccines. China’s vaccine makers are gearing up over the next few years to push exports in a move that should lower costs of lifesaving immunizations for the world’s poor and provide major new competition for the big Western pharmaceutical companies. Continue Reading

U of M study: Flu shots fall short of ‘consistent’ high-level protection

October 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

New studies suggest that existing vaccines have a “track record of substantial safety and moderate efficacy,” researchers wrote, but fall short of the “consistent high-level protection” that’s needed. The findings should serve as a wake-up call for vaccine manufacturers, said Dr. Michael Osterholm of the University of Minnesota’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy. Continue Reading

Whooping cough vaccination fades in 3 years, study says

September 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The whooping cough vaccine given to babies and toddlers loses much of its effectiveness after just three years a lot faster than doctors believed and that could help explain a recent series of outbreaks in the U.S. among children who were fully vaccinated, a study suggests. Continue Reading

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