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Feb 19, 2013 at 10:28 PM PDT
Lawmakers listened to public testimony Tuesday on a change to the way people get vaccination exemptions for their children.
Feb 19, 2013 at 2:38 PM PDT
Five-year-old Rowan Hudson walked fearlessly into a clinic, carrying her stuffed wolf for protection. Her mom told her it’s time to get caught up on her shots.
Feb 7, 2013 at 8:15 AM PDT
Researchers have discovered the first U.S. cases of whooping cough caused by a germ that may be resistant to the vaccine.
Oct 24, 2012 at 12:27 PM PDT
An expert panel is urging every expecting mother to get a shot preventing whooping cough, preferably in the last three months of her pregnancy to help protect her baby.
Sep 27, 2012 at 9:59 AM PDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Flu vaccine is already available from many health care providers in our state, in plenty of time to be ready for flu season.

“Now’s the time to get a flu shot so you’re protected all season long,” said State Health...
Sep 12, 2012 at 2:30 PM PDT
As the U.S. wrestles with its biggest whooping cough outbreak in decades, researchers appear to have zeroed in on the main reason: The safer vaccine that has been in use since the 1990s loses effectiveness much faster than previously thought.
Sep 10, 2012 at 9:39 AM PDT
Parents who send their children to private schools in California are much more likely to opt out of immunizations than their public school counterparts, an Associated Press analysis has found, and not even the recent re-emergence of whooping cough...
Jul 19, 2012 at 8:23 AM PDT
The department says the disease also known as pertussis has been reported in nearly every county in the state, but Skagit has the highest rate.
Jun 18, 2012 at 8:01 PM PDT
Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire announced Monday a state plan to address tsunami debris that reaches the state's coast from Japan but stressed that federal help is needed.
Jun 14, 2012 at 7:58 AM PDT
The number of whooping cough cases in Washington state is still climbing at a rapid rate, and health officials are urging anyone not protected to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
Jun 6, 2012 at 10:17 AM PDT
A new Inspector General's report obtained by ABC News found a shockingly high number of vaccines that were stored at the wrong temperature, or have even expired.
May 23, 2012 at 4:26 PM PDT

PORTLAND, Ore. - A student at Franklin High School was diagnosed with whooping cough this week as the outbreak continues to grow in the Northwest.

The school, located in Southeast Portland, made the announcement on Tuesday.

May 23, 2012 at 4:25 PM PDT
A student at Franklin High School was diagnosed with whooping cough this week as the outbreak continues to grow in the Northwest.
May 22, 2012 at 9:57 PM PDT
In Oregon there's even a law that's been in place for more than 20 years expressly prohibiting a hospital from requiring workers to be immunized.
May 11, 2012 at 12:40 PM PDT
My kids both tested positive this week for Pertussis / Whooping Cough in Clackamas County, in Happy Valley. Clackamas County Health Department has contacted the school and is involved. Many kids...
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