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Vaccines

Don't knock people who oppose vaccination

On a recent visit to where we used to live, I was happy to see Valparaiso is considering removing fluoride from the drinking water. Smart move since fluoride has been found to be a developmental neurotoxin, just like arsenic.

June 02, 2014 12:00 am

You don't have to get your child immunized

In regard to Ann Brezinski's Aug. 18 letter on vaccines: Parents/students interested in complying with the law and the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling to avoid unwanted vaccines may go to their state's public health law on immunization exemptions for school.

September 23, 2013 12:00 am

Has your baby's doctor had all his baby shots?

If your pediatrician refuses to see your sick child because they are not vaccinated, he is not a doctor, he is a vaccine pusher.

August 18, 2013 12:00 am
CDC reports flu no longer widespread in Illinois

CDC reports flu no longer widespread in Illinois

The worst may be over for the flu season that hit earlier than expected this season. Influenza levels in Illinois are no longer "widespread," according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's most recent data.

February 28, 2013 12:00 am
To Get a Shot or Not?

To Get a Shot or Not?

The only thing that is spreading faster than the flu these days seems to be this question: Did you get a flu shot this season?

January 17, 2013 12:00 am
CDC says US flu season starts early, could be bad

CDC says US flu season starts early, could be bad

Health officials on Monday said suspected flu cases have jumped in five Southern states, and the primary strain circulating tends to make people sicker than other types.

December 14, 2012 9:00 am
What travelers need to know about the flu season this year

What travelers need to know about the flu season this year

As flu season approaches, germs are spreading faster than holiday cheer. Traveling through a highly populated place, such as an airport, raises the risk of contracting the seasonal flu.

November 29, 2012 12:00 am

County will begin to charge some parents for children's vaccinies

VALPARAISO | New policies in place at the Porter County Health Department will require some parents to pay for vaccines for their children.

June 29, 2011 8:15 pm

GUEST COMMENTARY: Vaccinate everyone to keep Hoosier kids safe

What if your healthy, playful child, grandchild, niece or nephew suddenly died of a serious disease like pertussis (or whooping cough)? What if the death could have been prevented if those around him or her had been vaccinated? What would you do and how would you feel?

November 23, 2010 12:00 am

Nurses will immunize students Friday morning at Valpo High

VALPARAISO | Nurses of the Porter County Health Department will be at Valparaiso High School on Friday morning to administer free immunizations.

September 20, 2010 12:00 am
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