CDC Researching at UO Vacine Clinic

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon says it’s working to spread the word about this week’s mass immunization clinics through social media and word of mouth with students. UO officials say they’re working to make sure cost isn’t deterring anyone from getting immunized. Last week, the CDC recommended this vaccine be used in outbreak … Continue reading »

UO Vaccination Clinics Begin Monday

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon is preparing for the mass vaccination clinics that start Monday. So far nearly 3,000 students have received the vaccine. The mass clinics are a partnership between Lane County Public Health and the University of Oregon. Students will be able to get the vaccine and bill their insurance directly … Continue reading »

Vaccine Progress on UO Campus

Eugene, Ore. – The University of Oregon is making progress as it tries to vaccinate thousands of students against a potentially deadly bacteria. So far, a tenth of students have been vaccinated against meningococcemia ahead of next week’s mass clinics. Students are either receiving the “Trumenba” or “Bexsero” vaccine. Both vaccines protect against meningitis B, … Continue reading »

1,000 Students Get Meningitis Vaccine

EUGENE, Ore. — A long line of students waited at the clinic set up at Matthew Knight Arena Tuesday to get their meningitis vaccine. The University is recommending every undergraduate student, regardless of age get the vaccine. So far around 1,000 students received the vaccine. For those without insurance, the vaccination will cost around $170, … Continue reading »

Students Preventing Bacterial Infection

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon is encouraging students who may have had contact with a sick student to seek preventative care. The health center saw a steady flow of students coming in Monday to get the shot that will prevent the bacterial infection Neisseria Meningococcemia. This infection can lead to Meningitis. The UO … Continue reading »

Researchers to Test Ebola Vaccine

(CNN) — The death toll of the Ebola outbreak in Africa has risen above 1,500 people. Researchers in the United States are beginning trials on an Ebola vaccine this week. Twenty healthy volunteers will be given varying dosages of the vaccine. The goal of the trial is to see if their immune systems respond positively to the … Continue reading »

Doctors Warn of Measles Outbreak

MEDFORD, Ore. – Public health officials are urging people to get immunized after an outbreak of the measles. The disease, which had been eradicated roughly a decade ago, has appeared six times in Oregon this year – one more case than all of last year. Dr. Jim Shames, Medical Director of Jackson County Health and … 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 »

Mother Frustrated with Vaccine Problem

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene mother is frustrated to find out a number of her son’s vaccinations may have been ineffective. The Oregon Immunization Program conducted site visits back in 2009 and found that many large clinics in the Eugene and Springfield area had refrigeration problems. Eugene Pediatric Associates says it recently learned it was … Continue reading »

Douglas County Changes Immunization Rule

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. — County immunization services may soon be disappearing for some residents who will be deemed ineligible by the CDC come March 1. Until this time, the CDC’s Vaccine for Children program and others allowed for under-insured individuals to be eligible for vaccinations. The Section 317 program allowed for children through the age … Continue reading »

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