More Lane County Kids Immunized

EUGENE, Ore. — New numbers show more kids are being immunized in Lane County. Lane County Public Health leaders say the numbers are encouraging. Last year the county was ranked fourth worst for exemption rates, meaning more people were opting out of getting their shots. But this year, Lane County is up to tenth worst. … Continue reading »

Swine Flu Case Confirmed in Lane County

EUGENE, Ore. — If you haven’t received your flu shot, now may be the time. Lane County Public Health says a patient has been diagnosed with the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu. The department says it’s still investigating how the case got here and whether or not anyone else has it. It says … Continue reading »

Bill May Change Vaccination Requirements

EUGENE, Ore. — Parents in Oregon may soon have a harder time opting out of vaccines for their kids. A bill that only requires the governor’s approval would require parents to get a signed note from a doctor before opting out of vaccines for their kids. Lane County Public Health was a driving force behind … 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 »

Vaccination Deadline Next Wednesday

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County families have just more than a week to get their children their immunizations or else they won’t be able to attend school. State law requires that all children who attend school are up to date with their immunizations, but Lane County recently identified more than 2,000 kids who still need … Continue reading »

Pertussis Confirmed at Coos Bay Schools

COOS BAY, Ore. — The Coos County Public Health Department has confirmed four cases of Pertussis, also known as Whooping Cough, at two local schools. The cases were traces back to children who attend Millicoma and Blossom Gulch schools. Whooping cough is a contagious respiratory infection spread by droplets produced from a cough or sneeze, … Continue reading »