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My Turn: Fall - the season for back-to-school, new beginnings and heathcare opportunities

...adolescents and adults, STI counseling for adolescents and adults, and immunizations such as pertussis vaccine to prevent whooping cough, polio vaccine, and meningococcal vaccine to prevent many types of meningitis. Checking in with your primary care...
Vaccination fees waived in August

...protects those around you."Alaska saw a pertussis (whooping cough) epidemic in 2012, with rates four times the national...up with serious complications from ... measles or whooping cough or chicken pox."While the focus is on immunizations...
Editorial: Keep up the pressure - support vaccination

...children.As a result, long-disappeared illnesses have returned: measles, in New York City and British Columbia; whooping cough, here in Juneau. The consequences of these diseases can be fatal.That's a high price to pay for ignorance, and...
Editorial: Vaccination saves lives a signal that Alaskans may not be protecting themselves from more serious diseases.Last year, an outbreak of whooping cough struck Southeast Alaska. Worldwide, measles is on the rebound as the scared and misinformed keep their kids unprotected...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down

...understanding and confronting what divides us." Thumbs down to the two confirmed and three suspected cases of "whooping cough," officially known as pertussis, in Juneau schools. The sickness is a highly contagious disease, which starts...
Several cases of whooping cough reported in Juneau schools

...cases in Juneau schools of pertussis, also known as "whooping cough."There have been two confirmed cases of the highly...immunized.If a child does begin showing symptoms of whooping cough, parents are encouraged to contact their doctors...
My Turn: Vaccinate: Don't put children at risk

...nearly everyone in the U.S. got measles, and hundreds died annually from the infection.Prior to pertussis (whooping cough) immunization, between 150,000 and 260,000 cases of pertussis were reported each year in the United States...
Fairbanks will host Preparedness Expo

...plans, power backup systems, weather warnings and food storage.Children ages 11 and under will be offered free whooping cough vaccinations.The Fairbanks North Star Borough, the cities of Fairbanks and North Pole, the University Fire Department...
Famously Harris

...Richard. William died in an accident at the age of seven, Mary died out of state in 1948, Charlotte was lost to whooping cough and measles as an infant and Richard died in 1998, in Juneau. Richard Harris, Jr., became a musician and carpenter...
How federal budget cuts could affect Alaska

...vaccinations would mean 1,400 fewer children receiving vaccines to prevent measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, whooping cough, influenza, and Hepatitis B.Senior Care: Alaska would lose about $184,000 in money for seniors' meals.Law...


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