Lane County Gives Free Tdap Immunization

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County Public Health will administer 500 free Tdap vaccines at the Charnelton Clinic, Friday. “Vaccinations are very important in preventing outbreaks as they promote herd immunity, and when you get the Tdap shot you are actually protecting yourself and the community from three diseases at once,” said Dr. Patrick Luedtke, Lane … Continue reading »

National Immunization Awareness Month

EUGENE, Ore. — Thousands of Americans die from vaccine preventable illnesses each year and recently, diseases like measles and pertussis or whooping cough have made a comeback. The Lane County Public Health Department says today’s vaccines protect against serious and potentially life-threatening diseases. It’s important for infants and children to be up to date on … Continue reading »

Lane County Immunization Deadline Close

EUGENE, Ore. — With Exclusion Day fast approaching, Lane County Public Health is urging parents to make sure their kids are up to date on their vaccinations. Kids who aren’t current on their immunizations by February 19 won’t be able to go to school or daycare. Last year, Lane County sent out more than 1800 … Continue reading »

Oregon No. 1 in Immunization Exemptions

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon now has the highest rate of immunization exemptions for its kindergartners. The state just released the latest numbers, tallied after the deadline a couple months ago. Last year, Oregon ranked third in the nation behind Washington and Vermont. Lane County health workers hope this new data will garner support for some … Continue reading »

County Works to Give Last-Minute Shots

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County Public Health is desperate for families to immunize their children and prevent outbreaks of disease, but the county has one of the lowest rates of properly immunized kindergartners in the state. Wednesday is exclusion day in Lane County, meaning children who are not up to date on their shots won’t … Continue reading »

Lane County to Host Immunization Clinic

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County wants to make it more convenient for parents get their children up to date on their vaccinations, so it’s hosting an immunization clinic for the next three days. Lane County Health & Human Services will staff the clinic from Feb. 19-21. This comes during the week of the state’s exclusion day, … Continue reading »

State Lawmakers Review Vaccinations

EUGENE, Ore. — There’s one week left before all students in Oregon must be vaccinated for school, Lane County officials say the county has one of the lowest immunization rates in the country. Lane County Public Health says there are still more than 2,000 children who haven’t received their proper immunizations. According to them, a … Continue reading »

Free Vaccination Clinic at LCC

EUGENE, Ore. — If you’re looking to skip out on the misery of flu season, KEZI 9 News is here to help. We’re hosting a vaccination clinic Wednesday afternoon. Health and Human Services managers say only 10 percent of Lane County’s population is vaccinated against pertussis, or whooping cough. They say we should be at … Continue reading »