Vaccinations

Read: All Massachusetts Students Must Get Flu Shot

All Massachusetts Students Must Get Flu Shot

Flu vaccinations will be required for all children who are attending child care, pre-school, kindergarten, K-12, and institutions of higher education.

Read: Virologists to Americans: Get Your Flu Shot This Year

Virologists to Americans: Get Your Flu Shot This Year

Experts say the combination of the coronavirus and the flu this fall and winter could exacerbate the strain on the U.S. public health system, which is struggling already.

Read: UC System Requiring Flu Shots for All Students, Staff By Nov. 1

UC System Requiring Flu Shots for All Students, Staff By Nov. 1

The intention of the newly signed executive order is to avoid a surge of flu cases at healthcare facilities as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

Read: Doctors Urge Parents to Keep Well-Child Visits As Vaccination Rates Drop

Doctors Urge Parents to Keep Well-Child Visits As Vaccination Rates Drop

With lower than normal vaccination coverage, children may be at higher risk for vaccine-preventable diseases such as influenza, measles, whooping cough, chicken pox, and more.

Read: Flu Virus has Killed 68 Children Since the Start of the Flu Season

Flu Virus has Killed 68 Children Since the Start of the Flu Season

The CDC says that flu activity remains high, but hospitalizations and deaths are not high at this point in the season.

Read: Seattle Students Can’t Return from Winter Break If Not Vaccinated

Seattle Students Can’t Return from Winter Break If Not Vaccinated

The district is hosting three free vaccination clinics so that students can get caught up on their immunizations.

Read: 53 Samoans Dead from Measles Outbreak

53 Samoans Dead from Measles Outbreak

Most of the victims from the vaccine-preventable illness have been children under the age of 4.

Read: How Much Do You Actually Know About Hospital Security?

How Much Do You Actually Know About Hospital Security?

Put your hospital security knowledge to the test with this quiz that runs the gamut of important healthcare security topics.

Read: New York No Longer Allows Religious Exemptions for Vaccines

New York No Longer Allows Religious Exemptions for Vaccines

The law goes into effect immediately but will give unvaccinated students up to 30 days after they enter school to prove they’re caught up.

Read: Thousands of U.S. Kindergarteners Unvaccinated, Most Without Waivers

Thousands of U.S. Kindergarteners Unvaccinated, Most Without Waivers

While some unvaccinated students provide waivers, the majority show up to school with no reason for lacking their vaccinations.

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