COLORADO SPRINGS - Immunization records shows one in six students in Academy District 20 opted out of at least one of their scheduled vaccines this school year. The district's exemption rate increased from 11 percent, or roughly one in nine students, the previous year.
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Mary Poppins was right--a spoonful of sugar does help the medicine go down.
A new study has found that giving babies a small amount of glucose or sucrose before a shot helps calm them more quickly afterward. They cried less often and for a shorter period of time.
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It's official--Southern Colorado residents like the convenience of getting immunizations at the Citadel Mall in Colorado Springs. The H1N1 swine flu vaccine has been available since last year. Beginning Friday, April 16, three vaccinations will be available at The Citadel.
The new immunizations are pneumococcal disease and herpes zoster... more »
Vaccines, once relegated to back burner status at pharmaceutical companies, are starting to become big business for ailing drugmakers. New vaccines could be coming online within the next five years for a whole raft of diseases like malaria, tuberculosis, Alzheimer's disease, AIDS, pandemic flu and others. Advances in technology and... more »
A leading government health figure says tests on millions of people who have received the H1N1 flu vaccine show that it's safe and effective. Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health said Tuesday that people should not worry about the safety of the vaccine. He pointed to a... more »
The number of H1N1 Swine Flu deaths has grown to 25 in Colorado, seven of them children. More than 1300 people have been hospitalized with swine flu.
While there's encouraging news coming from the Colorado Department of Helath--the state agency reports that cases of H1N1 Swine Flu in the... more »
Many people who've died from swine flu also have been infected with pneumonia bacteria, underscoring the need for vaccination against that bug, too, federal health officials said Wednesday.
Of 77 people who died from complications of the H1N1 strain between May 1 and Aug. 20, 22, or nearly 30... more »