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