Vaccinations

5:00pm

Wed January 16, 2013
Shots - Health News

Schedule Of Childhood Vaccines Declared Safe

Originally published on Fri January 18, 2013 5:16 am

Some parents have worried that kids get too many vaccinations too quickly. A review of all the available research suggests those concerns are misplaced.
Dmitry Naumov iStockphoto.com

Childhood vaccines for diseases like measles, polio and whooping cough have repeatedly been proved safe and effective. Even so, some parents still worry that the schedule of vaccinations — 24 immunizations by the age of 2 — can be dangerous. That worry is likely misplaced, according to a yearlong review of all available scientific data.

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12:25pm

Sun January 13, 2013
Health

Colorado Flu Firings On The Rise

Nationwide Flu Activity Map
Credit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

1:49am

Tue January 8, 2013
Shots - Health News

Can You Get A Flu Shot And Still Get The Flu?

Originally published on Tue January 8, 2013 4:06 am

Shea Catlin, a nurse practitioner, doses out flu vaccine to give a shot at a CVS Minute Clinic in Arlington, Va., on Jan. 3.
Barbara L. Salisbury The Washington Times/Landov

This year's flu season started about a month early, prompting federal health officials to warn it could be one of the worst in years. They're urging everyone to get their flu shots.

But like every flu season, there are lots of reports of people complaining that they got their shot but still got the flu. What's up with that?

Well, as Michael Jhung of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explains, there are lots of possible reasons.

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7:27am

Mon December 24, 2012
Health

Hospitals Tell Workers: Get A Flu Shot Or Get Fired

The Center for Disease Control recommends that everyone over age 6 receive an annual flu vaccine. Most Colorado hospitals are requiring their employees receive the vaccination or be terminated
Carol E. Davis U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

10:10am

Wed December 19, 2012
Health

Whooping Cough Cases in Colorado Now at 64-Year High

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District Creative Commons/Flickr

Colorado is experiencing its worst season for whooping cough in more than six decades.  Statewide 1,407 cases have been reported as of Dec. 8 - a number not seen since 1948.

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