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    Vaccines are safe

    Across the world, nearly 4 million children under the age of five die yearly due to vaccine preventable diseases. An alarming number are beginning to occur in the United States as myths surrounding vaccination are published as fact. Vaccines, however, are ...

    Free shot clinic offered

    Free shot clinic offered A free immunization clinic is offered for all Crow Wing County sixth-graders from 1-6 p.m. April 2 at Forestview Middle School. New rules add pertussis to the tetanus/diphtheria shot and add a vaccine for meningitis. The vaccine i ...

    When the flu bug attacks next winter, there'll be a tax on that

    When does the government concoct its plans to add another tax to tax-burdened Americans? When they’re distracted, of course. When everyone is outdoors camping, picnicking, taking vacation trips and otherwise preoccupied with life. It has been announced th ...

    Minnesota Department of Health proposing changes in school immunization rules

    The Minnesota Department of Health is proposing to make changes in the state’s school immunization rules that would bring the law up to date with current recommendations and practices. The proposed changes to immunization requirements for children in chil ...

    Add immunizations to you back to school checklist

    In less than a month, students throughout the state will grab their backpacks, hop on the bus and begin a new school year. The annual countdown to the classroom comes with its own set of rituals for Minnesota families, from picking up school supplies to b ...

    Make it hard for parents to refuse vaccines for their kids

    The following editorial appears on Bloomberg View: The United States this year is set to have the worst outbreak of whooping cough since the 1970s. Already, from January to mid-July, there have been 17,000 registered cases and nine deaths. ...

    Minn. parents seek out chicken pox

    DULUTH (AP) — Leah Schroeder’s youngest child, Fynn, had the best breakfast of his 14 months one morning just before Thanksgiving. “I had my little guy suck on a sucker, which he thought was the coolest thing that had ever happened,” the 29-year-old mothe ...

    OTHER OPINION: VACCINES

    About the only thing that Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., gets right when she talks about the HPV vaccine is that she’s not a scientist or a doctor. That lack of credentials, though, can’t excuse the breathtaking ignorance that suffuses her comments about ...

    Immunization clinic planned

    School is about to begin and your child’s immunizations need to be up-to-date in order to attend. Crow Wing County Public Health will be offering a walk in school immunization clinic from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Crow Wing County Community Serv ...

    School immunization clinic scheduled

    School is about to begin and your child’s immunizations need to be up-to-date in order to attend. Crow Wing County Public Health will be offering a walk-in school immunization clinic from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Crow Wing County Community Serv ...

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