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Gazette opinion: The healthiest back-to-school shop

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.

July 28, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

HEALTH MATTERS: Vaccination advice for travelers

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 …

May 20, 2014 11:45 pmLoading…

Is your child ready to start the new school 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…

July 30, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Immunizations offer children the best power of protection

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.

April 16, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
Public health officials promote childhood immunizations, expand clinic hours

Public health officials promote childhood immunizations, expand clinic hours

With thousands of Montana schoolchildren returning to classes soon, one of the biggest public health threats is pertussis, better known as whooping cough.

August 15, 2012 12:10 amLoading…

Wyoming grants more exemptions for school shots

CHEYENNE — Wyoming has seen an increase in the number of exemptions it grants for required vaccines in children aged 4, 5 and 6 over the last five years.

November 29, 2011 5:45 pmLoading…

Students lacking immunizations can't attend school

CASPER, Wyo. — About 1,000 students still need to provide Natrona County School District with proof they’ve been properly immunized to attend classes Friday, a district official said.

September 20, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Older adults can get pertussis protection

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved a vaccine to prevent tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough) to vaccinate persons aged 65 or older. The vaccine, marketed under the trade-name Boostrix…

July 19, 2011 11:30 pmLoading…

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