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 »

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 »

LCC Student Nurses Giving Free Vaccines

EUGENE, Ore. — Nursing students from Lane Community College are hosting a free vaccination clinic Wednesday at the Eugene Mission. The students from the school’s Student Nurses’ Association, along with their instructors, will be giving vaccines for Hepatitis B, Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap), Influenza (flu) and Pneumonia. They say everyone is welcome. “This is just a great … Continue reading »

Vaccine Advised for Pregnant Women

(CNN) — Pertussis, or whooping cough, is on the rise in the U.S. Federal officials say more than 32,000 cases and 16 deaths have already been recorded this year, most of those in infants. That’s why pediatricians recommend parents and their babies get vaccinated for pertussis right after the child is born. But now 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 »

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