Winter is coming. Let’s talk flu vaccine.

November 3, 2016 It’s that time of year. The kids have been in school for a while and the germs are circulating. We sat down with Libby Page from our Immunizations Program to learn what our options are for flu vaccine this season. Why is it important to get vaccinated now? LP: Autumn is often the time […]

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5 steps to a safe sleep environment for infants

The King County Medical Examiner and several Public Health staff, including experts in injury prevention and nursing, recently published an article in the King County Medical Society Bulletin that provides an important overview of sudden and unexpected infant deaths (SIDS/SUIDS). While many factors may contribute to these unfortunate losses, this article stresses the role of […]

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Our nurse shares tips and tricks for growing babies’ brains

We’re rounding up the month that we celebrate all things “mom.” We sat down with Kaila Tang, one of our Nurse Family Partnership nurses who works with moms prenatally and through their babies’ second year. Kaila, can you tell us a little bit about your work? My job is to support first time moms throughout […]

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Update from the White House Zika Summit

Dr. Jeff Duchin, King County Health Officer, is at the CDC for the White House’s Zika Readiness Action Plan Summit to meet with other health officials to share the latest scientific knowledge about the Zika virus and discuss response strategies. We contacted him at the summit to ask him about the latest on Zika. Why does […]

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Zika quarantine? Our expert weighs in.

By Dr. Jeff Duchin, Health Officer and Chief of Communicable Disease Epidemiology & Immunizations Experts are still learning about Zika virus, and in this time of uncertainty, some some are calling for a quarantine on travelers from areas affected by Zika. I don’t think it’s a good idea. Quarantine of travelers exposed to Zika virus is neither […]

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