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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Measles case in traveler to King County

Update (5.6.19): Latest locations/times are listed in the table below in bold. Original post: A Canadian resident from British Columbia who traveled to the Seattle area in late April 2019 has been diagnosed with measles. The traveler, a man in his 40s, has since recovered from his illness. Prior to arriving in King County, he […]

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Why did you get vaccinated this year?

Flu season is underway so we collected a few reasons why different people in our community make sure to get vaccinated each year. Babies under six months aren’t old enough for flu shots. It’s up to us to keep them healthy! A yearly flu shot protects babies, grandparents, people undergoing cancer treatment – and you! […]

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Flu Update: Just how bad has it been in King County?

Copious media coverage has described the unusually widespread and severe flu season nationally. But what has it been like in our region? We checked in with Dr. Jeff Duchin, Health Officer and Chief of Communicable Disease Epidemiology and Immunization, to find out the current status of flu locally. What’s happening now and how do you […]

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