vaccination

Spokane County Sees Spike in Mumps Cases
SPOKANE (AP) — Spokane County has reported 24 confirmed or probable cases of mumps, a sharp increase from last week when there were only nine.
The Spokesman-Review reports that 17 of the people affected by the disease were fully vaccinated, while the other seven people had an unknown vaccinatio…
Washington High School Students to Need Chickenpox Vaccine
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Department of Health is letting parents know that all students at public and private high schools must be vaccinated for chickenpox beginning this fall. Officials say they hope parents will get their teens vaccinated soon to avoid a last-minute rush before …
Yakima Prepares for Possible Flu Outbreak
The Yakima Fire Department is preparing for a possible outbreak in the flu virus after thousands of people across the country have been sickened by the virus. Fire department officials say the number of flu cases is expected to be on the rise in the next few weeks so they say now is a great time to …