Immunization suspension numbers declining in Kingston, says KFL&A Public Health

The number of students suspended for not having up-to-date vaccinations has declined from last year, according to Kingston’s public health unit. School suspensions for students in elementary and secondary schools in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington area went into effect on Tuesday. As of Friday, April 4, 369 students were set to be suspended due to lack of proper […]

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An unvaccinated boy contracted Oregon’s first tetanus case in about 30 years. It cost over $800,000

On the first day, a six-year-old boy from Oregon cut his forehead. On the seventh day, he started crying, his jaw clenched up and he started having muscle spasms. This unvaccinated boy became the state’s first tetanus case in approximately 30 years, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday. The infection […]

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Measles vaccinations spike 500% after outbreak hits anti-vaxxer ‘hotspot’

It hasn’t even been a month since the state of Washington declared a public-health emergency over a measles outbreak, and health officials are reporting a dramatic spike in vaccinations. Clark County, Wash., has seen over 50 cases of Measles since January — and 47 of those cases occurred to individuals who were unvaccinated. One case occurred even though the person […]

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Measles outbreak hits U.S. community known as ‘hotspot’ for unvaccinated children

A Washington state community near Portland, Ore., has declared a public health emergency after 23 reported cases of measles were confirmed. Another two cases are under investigation. Clark County officials said 20 of those cases were in people who were not vaccinated. The immunization status of the other three cases hasn’t been verified. The Washington Post reports that nearly seven […]

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