Back to school ads are showing up daily in The Gazette, reminding families that summer vacation is entering its final weeks. Before shopping for backpacks and notebooks, parents need to be sure students are up to date on vaccinations.
If overseas travel is in your future, your plans may need to include immunizations. You can find out required and suggested immunizations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. The CDC is also an up-to-date source for travel alerts and watch levels on disease outbreaks …
HELENA- Seven cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, have been confirmed in the Helena area as of Tuesday afternoon.
Two childhood diseases are on the upswing in the United States. Pertussis, which is commonly known as whooping cough, and measles can both cause serious and sometimes life-threatening complications. You can protect your children by making sure they follow the recommended vaccination schedule…
The Tdap booster includes a pertussis vaccine.
Elizabeth Jacobs receives vaccines, including one for pertussis, from Tamalee St. James, the community health services director at RiverStone Health, on Wednesday. Across Montana, 450 cases of whooping cough have been reported in the first half of the year.
Are your children ready to start school at the end of August? School supplies, clothes and new shoes are not the only items that they need. Getting them up-to-date on vaccinations should be at the top of your list. Don’t wait until the last two weeks of summer when doctor appointments are ha…
The old saying that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is generally good advice to follow.
HELENA — The state health department said an unusually high number of whooping-cough cases continue to be reported in Montana.
If you plan on traveling to an exotic destination this summer, it might be wise to include immunizations on your "to do" list.
Young children may cry for a moment when they get a shot, but that shot can protect them for a lifetime. Children, ages 2 and younger, can be fully immunized from 14 vaccine-preventable diseases.
CASPER — A four-fold increase in whooping cough cases in Wyoming might be related to the vaccine losing its effectiveness over time, a state health official said Thursday.
KALISPELL — Officials at the Flathead City-County Health Department say they are contacting the families of about 150 students potentially exposed to whooping cough by a seventh-grader who tested positive for the infectious illness.
With thousands of Montana schoolchildren returning to classes soon, one of the biggest public health threats is pertussis, better known as whooping cough.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Cases of whooping cough are up dramatically in Wyoming this year.
RAWLINS, Wyo. - Rawlins has seen two cases of whooping cough, but health officials believe it has been contained.
HELENA — Health officials say the number of whooping cough cases in Montana has passed 200 this year and they're encouraging people to get vaccinated against the contagious bacterial infection that can lead to uncontrollable coughing fits.
MISSOULA — Seven cases of whooping cough now have been confirmed in Missoula County.
RiverStone Health said that there are six confirmed cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, in Yellowstone County.
KALISPELL — The Flathead City-County Health Department asked Kalispell Middle School to cancel a sixth-grade concert after a student was diagnosed with whooping cough.