Another Mass Vax Clinic for UO Students

Eugene, Ore. — Yet another meningitis vaccine clinic involving University of Oregon students Friday night, after a fifth student was diagnosed with meningococcemia. The bacterial infection already led to the death of one student, last month. Friday’s mass vaccination clinic was held for residents at the Capstone Apartments downtown Eugene, called 13th & Olive. The 19-year-old … 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 »

Antibiotic Resistance a Major Threat

(CNN) — The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for a global action plan to protect the power of antibiotics. WHO released its first global report on antimicrobial resistance Wednesday. The report warns that misuse and overuse of antibiotics could lead to a post-antibiotic era, where common infections that are usually easy to treat can … Continue reading »

Vaccination Opt Out Guidelines Changing

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon parents who choose to opt out of vaccinating their kids will have to follow some new guidelines before getting the exemption. Legislation that passed in July goes into effect March 1. It’ll require any parents who want to opt out of vaccinating their kids to get a note signed by a … Continue reading »

Best Shot for Education

EUGENE, Ore. — Parents have a lot to do, between now and the first day of school: school supplies, clothes shopping and the list goes on. And health officials want to remind you to add immunizations to that list. Lane County Public Health and the schools are asking parents to have all vaccination records up … 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 »

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 »

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 »