New Study Shows Tdap Vaccination During Pregnancy Can Prevent Whooping Cough In Babies

Less than half of pregnant women in the United States take advantage of vaccination

Vaccines Not Just for Babies

The Unity Consortium recently released results from a national survey of parents, teens and healthcare providers that revealed some major areas for improvement in preventive health communications to teens.

Medicaid Helps Prevent Disease

Medicaid enables access to a wide range of providers, offers coverage of recommended vaccines, and ensures children start school on time.

Recommended Immunizations for Emergency Workers Exposed to Flood Conditions

Workers should check their immunization records to determine if they have received Tdap or Td in the last 10 years.

Get Vaccinated Against Pertussis – Help Build Community Immunity

Vaccination against pertussis is the best way to protect babies, children, preteens, teens, adults against the illness.

Health Alert: Pertussis (Whooping Cough) in Carson City/Douglas County

Carson City Health & Human Services is reporting an increase of whooping cough cases in the Carson City and Douglas County areas.

Investing in Prevention Saves Lives and Money

Public health protects every Nevadan, every single day, in countless ways; and makes our world a better place.

Repeat After Us: Vaccines Are Safe. Vaccines Are Effective. Vaccines Save Lives.

News reports continue to suggest that president-elect Donald Trump is possibly considering forming a new federal commission on immunizations.

Preventing cancer just got a little easier. That’s a big deal.

The official news at the end of 2016 was a change to the recommendation for HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccination, reducing the recommended number of doses from three to just two for girls and boys who initiate the series at ages 9 through 14 years.

This new recommendation reduces the number of doses of the vaccine required, yet is still effective in preventing HPV infections and HPV-associated diseases, including cancers. That means fewer office visits for boys and girls, and less vaccine stored by health care providers.

5 Things You Should Know About Pneumococcal Disease

Older adults living with COPD and other chronic conditions need to talk to their health care provider in order to ensure they are protected.

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