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  • Vaccines are safe and problems are 'extremely rare,' study says

    Vaccines are safe and problems are 'extremely rare,' study says
    Public health experts have taken a fresh look at the safety records of childhood vaccines and once again pronounced them safe. A systematic review published Tuesday by the journal Pediatrics notes some evidence of “adverse effects” from 11...
  • Department will offer free immunizations in August

    The Florida Department of Health in Lake County will offer free required immunizations for students in August. All children attending public or private school must have proof of immunizations — a Florida Certificate of Immunization (Form 680) &#...
  • Leesburg's Food Truck-N-Flick features 'Star Trek Into Darkness'

    Leesburg will have Food Truck-N-Flick Night from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday in Towne Square downtown. Ed Anderson will perform. Participants also can see a free movie at 8:30 p.m. on a 24-foot-high outdoor movie screen. The Free Movie Nights film will be...
  • Clermont Health Center hosting upcoming immunizations for school kids

    The Florida Department of Health in Lake County has a message they’re trying to get out, and the department is hopeful that parents will heed the message before the new school semester begins on Aug. 18. That message is if they want to avoid...
  • Vaccines are safe, and kids should get them, study says

    Vaccines are safe, and kids should get them, study says
    Vaccines are "one of the greatest public health achievements of the 20th Century" but their use is "suboptimal" because some parents, worried about their safety, refuse them for their children. Vaccines, however, are safe and adverse reactions...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Hartford Rotary Awards Rotaract President Brennden Colbert

    Brennden Colbert was recognized for his outstanding year as the first President of Rotaract at Capital Communnity College (CCC), bringing in ten new members. Brennden's amazing leadership resulted in his club supporting many Rotary efforts this past...
  • Apodaca: Danger of anti-immunization movement is real

    It's always dismaying when seemingly rational, intelligent people make incomprehensible decisions. Such is the case when parents ignore reams of scientific data, demonstrable real-world evidence and expert advice by choosing to forgo standard...
  • CDC: Vaccines given over 20 years prevented 731,700 premature deaths

    CDC: Vaccines given over 20 years prevented 731,700 premature deaths
    How much are childhood vaccines worth to America? Nearly $1.7 trillion, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That dollar figure represents the net savings of 20 years’ worth of vaccines administered to American children...
  • Enjoy Beer, Bands, and Brats in Mathews Saturday

    The Mathews Rotary Club is hosting the third annual Beer, Bands, and Brats by the Bay June 21 from 3-8 p.m. Proceeds from the event will go toward the efforts of Rotary International and the Bill and Malinda Gates Foundation to eradicate polio by 2018....
  • The Kid's Doctor: Thriving anti-vaccine movement sends an alarming message

    It seems the "anti-vaccine" movement is still alive and well and has become a hot topic on Twitter and Facebook again. Unfortunately, much of what I've read on these sites seems to be inaccurate and based on a lot of emotion and very little science....
  • Poliovirus discovered in Brazilian sewage, WHO reports

    Brazilian health officers have discovered the polio virus in sewage in the World Cup host city of Campinas, the World Health Organization announced Monday. Wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) was discovered during a routine health check at the city's...
  • Worried about MERS? Worry about polio instead.

      On May 9, the World Health Organization stopped short of calling Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, a global health emergency. That's a good thing. In the 2 1/2 years since it was first identified, MERS has had a case fatality rate of...