Local high school students boost cancer-preventing vaccinations for HPV

High school students from across King County are carrying a powerful health message to their peers. They are talking about human papillomavirus (HPV), the cancers it can cause, and why it is so important for teens to get vaccinated against HPV. The HPV Vaccine Champion Summit, recently hosted by Public Health – Seattle & King […]

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The Public Health Notebook: Snapshots from October 2019

The Public Health Insider has more information on how new WIC cards make a better experience for clients, and also on how to recognize the signs of overdose and where deadly fentanyl has been found. With health insurance enrollment beginning, you’ll find lots of information on our website about  enrollment events where you can get […]

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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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