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The Illinois Department of Public Health is reminding parents of the new Tdap immunization requirement for all sixth- through 12th-graders for the coming school year.
LANSING | The St. Bernard Hospital Mobile Pediatric Health Unit will be at T.F. South High School to give physicals and immunizations for incoming ninth grade students.
LAPORTE | All those administering immunizations, or those interested in learning more about vaccine preventable diseases, are invited to an educational session encompassing all aspects of immunization practices.
Community HealthNet is offering free wellness exams and immunizations along with Medicaid screening to members of Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana through 2014.
LAKE STATION | The Lake Station Boys & Girls Club, 4700 Central Ave., hosts a clinic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 17.
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A rising number of parents in more than half of states are opting out of school shots for their kids. And in eight states, more than 1 in 20 public school kindergartners do not get all the vaccines required for attendance, an Associated Press analysis found.
The growing trend among parents seeking vaccine exemptions has health officials worried about outbreaks of diseases that once were all but stamped out.
Annual cancer tests are becoming a thing of the past. New guidelines out this month for cervical cancer screening have experts at odds over some things, but they are united in the view that the common practice of getting a Pap test every year is too often and probably doing more harm than good.
A vaccine against cervical cancer hasn't been all that popular for girls. It may be even a harder sell for boys now that it's been recommended for them too.
Today, the Hammond Recycling Center, 625 Conkey St., will accept latex paint drop-offs from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Call (219) 853-6622 for more information.
The whooping cough vaccine given to babies and toddlers loses much of its effectiveness after just three years, which is 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.
Backpack. Notebooks. Whooping cough shot? If you haven't worried about back-to-school shots since your tween or teen was entering kindergarten, better put vaccines on the to-do list.
Federal health officials say more than 21,000 people got whooping cough last year, many of them children and teens. That's the highest number since 2005 and among the worst years in more than 50 years.
Forty-six years ago, Indiana lawmakers repealed a state law banning interracial marriage, just two years before the U.S. Supreme Court declared such laws unconstitutional. On Tuesday, the Indiana House began the process of prohibiting marriage for same-sex couples, throwing in a ban on civil…
CHICAGO | Nearly one out of six students in Chicago Public Schools did not meet vaccine or physical examination requirements as of Oct. 14, according to documents obtained by Medill News Service.
Pat Bauer clearly wasn't listening in November when voters kicked him out of the speaker's chair and relegated his Democratic caucus to a distinct minority in the Indiana House.
LOWELL | Tri-Creek School Corp. officials are making it easier for district students to receive inoculations.
Gary Community School Corp. said students who have not received state-mandated immunizations will not be able to attend classes beginning Tuesday.
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