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Local experts address common vaccine concerns

...most common diseases among the elderly include shingles, pneumonia, diphtheria and pertussis, McManamy said. Felts said providing adults with the pertussis vaccine is especially important to keep them from passing it on to children or grandchildren...
Many local children exempt from vaccinations

...of diseases.Those diseases include measles, mumps, polio, varicella (chickenpox), hepatitis A and B, diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus. However, any of the district's nearly 9,000 students can provide a notarized document exempting them from...
Former school nurse pleads guilty to tampering

...January 2012 to February 2012.All students in Alaska schools are required to "be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, measles, mumps, rubella and Hepatitis A and B, unless exempt for medical or religious reasons," according to...
Cal Thomas: Constitution 'central to our way of life'

...vaccinated for certain types of diseases, including mumps, measles, rubella, polio, tetanus and diphtheria toxoids, pertussis, influenza type B and hepatitis B, and any other vaccinations for preventable diseases recommended by the Advisory Committee...
OP-ed: Delay in vaccinations a cause for concern

...annually from the infection.Prior to pertussis (whooping cough) immunization...150,000 and 260,000 cases of pertussis were reported each year in the United...of outbreaks. Alaska's current pertussis epidemic - and recent pertussis-related...
Health clinics offer back-to-school shots

...must be fully immunized as required by law, with DTAP (diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis, or whooping cough) against diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) and polio shots. As of last year...
New shot requirements begin: Varicella (chickenpox) vaccination goes into effect July 1

...diphtheria) booster, typically at age 14-16, receive Tdap vaccine (tetanus/diphtheria/acellular pertussis). Outbreaks of pertussis, or whooping cough, are occurring in Alaska communities. This disease can be devastating to infants...
Flu on the rise

...dehydrated." Emmick said there has been no poor reactions to the flu vaccines. Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, and pertussis, or the whooping cough, are also illnesses circulating among Peninsula residents this time of year, Emmick said. RSV has...


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