A girl smiles after receiving an immunization from her doctor.
August 24, 2023

Families of school-age kids in Washington state are gaining ground, but still are slightly below an ideal level of immunization, according to family medicine physician Dr.

picture of a syringe containing flu vaccine
September 19, 2018

After last year’s rough flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and doctors are recommending that people get their flu shots early. Dr.

June 25, 2018

30 percent of U.S. adults will get shingles over the course of their lifetimes, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

picture of woman wiping her nose after sneezing
October 9, 2017

Dr. John Lynch gives guidance about protecting yourself from the annual influenza threat. Lynch is medical director of infection control at UW Medicine/ Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

The University of Washington School of Pharmacy, Bartell Drugs and QFC Pharmacy will partner with Washington State Health Care Authority in a unique project to increase pharmacy-based immunizations.

New research finds no evidence that thimerosal-containing vaccines cause negative behaviors or result in neuropathology in infant primates, according to a

A bill in the state legislature to narrow parents’ ability to avoid immunizing their children failed yesterday in the House. Rep.

Thimerosal-containing vaccines did no harm to neurodevelopment, cognition or behavior in infant primates, a research study shows.

When too many healthy people opt out of immunizations, the whole population -- not just those who skipped shots -- becomes more vulnerable to disease.

Fewer than half of Americans have gotten a flu shot so far this flu season. This might be a bad sign for a season that could be potentially severe, infectious-disease experts said Thursday.


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