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May 15, 2017
Minnesota measles outbreak spreads to northern Minnesota
BRAINERD, Minn. --The unvaccinated child in Crow Wing County with measles is a student at a local Catholic school, a letter to parents from the Minnesota Department of Health said Wednesday. "This letter is to inform you that measles has been diagnosed in a child who attends St....
May 15, 2017 - 5:12pm
April 28, 2017
Measles outbreak prompts vaccination message from Minnesota health officials
WILLMAR — As a measles outbreak in Minnesota widens, Kandiyohi County health and emergency preparedness officials are urging parents to make...
April 28, 2017 - 9:03am
January 10, 2017
Trump taps Kennedy Jr. to head vaccine safety review
Vaccination skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said he would chair a presidential panel to review vaccine safety and science at U.S. President-elect...
January 10, 2017 - 6:05pm
October 8, 2016
State immunization rates below national threshold
Kindergartner immunization rates in the state are below the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' threshold of 95 percent, according...
October 8, 2016 - 9:39am
September 6, 2016
Information, enforcement raise N.D. vaccination rates
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—As public school students make their way to class, health professionals are tasked with making sure they come prepared...
September 6, 2016 - 7:38pm
September 3, 2016
Information, enforcement raise vaccination rates
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—As public school students make their way to class, health professionals are tasked with making sure they come prepared with a full sheet of state-mandated immunizations. In North Dakota state law grants a 30-day grace period at the beginning of the year for...
September 3, 2016 - 2:47pm
August 17, 2016
Thousands queue in Congo for emergency yellow fever vaccinations
KINSHASA—Thousands of people in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa queued up on Wednesday, Aug. 17, for emergency yellow fever...
August 17, 2016 - 10:49am
September 8, 2013
Department of Public Instruction goal: 100 percent immunized or exempt students
Nearly 10,000 kindergarten through 12th grade students across the state are not fully immunized, according to the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction. That's about 8 percent of the elementary and secondary academic population.
September 8, 2013 - 12:00am
January 28, 2013
Local, national health care providers crack down on employees refusing flu shots
Across the nation, some hospital employees who refused to be vaccinated against the flu have been fired, as health care providers move toward...
January 28, 2013 - 5:05am
Ban the Bug campaign urges Minnesotans to get vaccinated for influenza
Influenza season is just getting under way in Minnesota, so it's not too late to get vaccinated against what can be a serious disease, said state health officials. People can get vaccinated during Minnesota's annual Ban the Bug campaign, a collaborative effort to provide Minnesotans...
November 28, 2012 - 12:00am
September 21, 2012
Alexandria VA offers flu vaccinations to veterans and spouses in October
To help keep veterans healthy during the flu season, the St. Cloud VA Health Care System has scheduled several flu shot clinics this fall. Flu shots for veterans enrolled with the VA are free and an appointment is not necessary. The flu shots are available at the VA Medical Center...
September 21, 2012 - 12:00am
August 10, 2012
State health organizations urge kids to receive vaccinations
This year, the U.S. is on pace to have the most cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, in five decades. There have been 18,000 reported cases this year, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
August 10, 2012 - 12:00am
August 7, 2012
SD official urges vaccinations for kids
PIERRE (AP) -- A South Dakota health official says parents of pre-teens and college freshmen should make sure their kids are vaccinated for a couple of diseases before heading back to school. State epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger says college freshmen living in dorms and unvaccinated...
August 7, 2012 - 3:18pm
December 5, 2011
Chicken pox parties staged to forego vaccinations
DULUTH, Minn. - Leah Schroeder's youngest child, Fynn, had the best breakfast of his 14 months one morning just before Thanksgiving. "I had...
December 5, 2011 - 12:51pm
August 26, 2011
Vaccination rates for Minnesota teens increase
ST. PAUL The share of Minnesota teenagers who have received three key vaccines grew significantly last year, but public health experts said they are still troubled by the relatively slow adoption of a vaccine to prevent cervical cancer. The numbers were released Thursday by the...
August 26, 2011 - 10:45am