Updates on Hepatitis A Outbreak

As we’ve reported previously on Public Health Insider, many urban areas in the United States have been grappling with hepatitis A outbreaks, especially among people living homeless and people who use drugs (injection and non-injection). Some states have seen hundreds or even thousands of cases, and a high proportion of these cases have resulted in […]

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Get FLU-ent in the facts about flu shots

Flu season is nearly here. To help you decide when, where, and how to get vaccinated, we compiled answers to some of the most common questions we see regarding flu vaccinations. Who should get a flu shot? Everyone over 6 months of age should receive a flu vaccine yearly, unless a doctor has advised otherwise. […]

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Unraveling the myth of MMR and autism

More than eight months into the nation’s largest measles outbreak in decades, there’s a lot of misinformation circulating about the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (MMR). To help you figure out what’s fact and what’s fiction, we put together simple answers to some common questions about MMR. Download the complete, printable infographic here. For more […]

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Washington State’s New Immunization Law: How Does It Affect You?

Your back to school routine may look a little different this year. That’s because Washington State recently passed a law removing personal/philosophical exemptions for MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine. The law also requires employees and volunteers at licensed childcare centers to provide immunization records indicating they’ve received the MMR vaccine or have proof of […]

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Do you have documentation of measles immunity?

If you are exposed to measles, you will need evidence of immunity to measles to be able to attend childcare, school, and work. We want you to know what counts as evidence of measles immunity so you can get your documentation before you are ever exposed to measles.

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New King County measles case

NOTE: All exposure locations in King County, including those from previous cases, are updated at kingcounty.gov/measles/cases. Public Health – Seattle & King County is investigating a new measles case with possible exposures in King County. The King County resident, a woman in her 40s, spent time at sites in King County before she knew she […]

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