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New school immunization requirement for sixth- through 12th-graders

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.

July 31, 2013 7:15 pm
Physicals, immunizations at T.F. South

Physicals, immunizations at T.F. South

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.

May 17, 2013 11:11 am Related

Educational session on immunization practices offered

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.

March 26, 2013 4:32 pm

Free wellness exams and immunizations offered to club members

Community HealthNet is offering free wellness exams and immunizations along with Medicaid screening to  members of Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana through 2014.

November 11, 2012 12:00 am

Lake Station Boys & Girls Club is hosting a clinic on July 17

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.

June 22, 2012 12:00 am

A roundup of recent Indiana newspaper editorials

Big challenge for new welfare process

February 25, 2012 12:00 am
More kids skip school shots in 8 states

More kids skip school shots in 8 states

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.

December 04, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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More children are skipping school immunizations

More children are skipping school immunizations

The growing trend among parents seeking vaccine exemptions has health officials worried about outbreaks of diseases that once were all but stamped out.

November 28, 2011 11:30 am
Annual cancer screening tests urged less and less

Annual cancer screening tests urged less and less

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.

November 06, 2011 12:00 am
Panel: Boys should get HPV vaccine given to girls

Panel: Boys should get HPV vaccine given to girls

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.

October 27, 2011 12:00 am

Recycle, register, relax and ride in Hammond this fall

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.

October 07, 2011 12:00 am
Study: Whooping cough vaccination fades in 3 years

Study: Whooping cough vaccination fades in 3 years

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.

September 22, 2011 12:00 am
Back-to-school can mean vaccines for tweens, teens

Back-to-school can mean vaccines for tweens, teens

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.

August 25, 2011 3:00 pm

21,000 had whooping cough last year, CDC says

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.

February 27, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: 'Not welcome' sign for Indiana

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…

February 26, 2011 12:00 am

Many Chicago students still not vaccinated, documents show

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.

January 24, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: They're off to a bad start

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.

January 15, 2011 12:00 am

Health center provides immunizations for Lowell students

LOWELL | Tri-Creek School Corp. officials are making it easier for district students to receive inoculations.

January 04, 2011 12:00 am
Gary students without shots cannot attend classes until they get vaccinated

Gary students without shots cannot attend classes until they get vaccinated

Gary Community School Corp. said students who have not received state-mandated immunizations will not be able to attend classes beginning Tuesday.

November 30, 2010 12:00 am Related

EDITORIAL: A shot in the arm for health

In complaining about the state's immunization database, a parent in St. John Township inadvertently showed precisely why such a registry should exist.

November 23, 2010 12:00 am Related
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