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 »

Updating Your Child’s Vaccinations

(CNN) — Reading, writing and arithmetic are all important. But when it comes to a student’s well-being, public health officials say vaccines are the best way to ward off diseases. So it’s always good to update your child’s immunization records. That’s because as adolescents get older, some of the protection from their childhood shots begin … Continue reading »

Interview: Lane County Tdap Clinics

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County Public Health is hosting the first of seven Tdap clinics Wednesday. This comes after four confirmed cases of pertussis reported last week. The illness has a transmission rate much higher than the flu. One case can spark 16 more. Jason Davis with Lane County Public Health was live in the … 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 »