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The recent discovery of two rabid wolves has prompted Fairbanks North Star Borough animal control officials to offer nightly rabies vaccines next week at the shelter. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner says the $5 vaccines will be available 4 p.m. to 7 p.m....
Tags: Vaccines, Rabies, Drugs and Medicines
Channel 2 NewsInfants will be eligible for free vaccines throughout Alaska from April 20 to April 27 at state public health centers. State officials say in a release that public health centers will waive the cost of immunization for children up to two years and...
Channel 2 NewsAnchorage School District nurses volunteered their time Saturday to give free influenza vaccinations to ASD students. Health officials say that the upcoming year is starting off with high numbers of Alaskans becoming sick with the flu. The nurses...
Channel 2 NewsAlong with the holidays come seasonal illnesses. Typically the flu can be a parent’s worst nightmare but so far this year, school officials said a proactive approach seems to be working. "Influenza is not a problem in our schools right now," Nancy...
Channel 2 NewsThe Anchorage School District so far has provided free flu vaccines to almost 7,000 students in about half of its schools. Health experts estimate that for every child who gets the flu, six other children are infected. District nursing director...
Tags: Flu, Nursing, Vaccines, Medical Specialization
Ch 2 NewsFlu season is quickly approaching, and that means doctors are recommending you get immunized. At Carrs Safeway you can get a flu vaccine for $30, plus a coupon for 10% off your shopping. One pharmacist says flu season starts around mid-September. He...
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Channel 2 NewsAlaska has the highest exemption rate from 2010-11, according to an Associated Press analysis. In eight states, the report said more than 1 in 20 public school kindergartners are opting out of getting all the vaccines required for attendance. More...
Tags: Measles, Leukemia, Health, Vaccines, Immune System
Channel 2 NewsFree flu shots are available at the Frontier Building on Monday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. from the Department of Health and Social Services. The vaccines are part of the national influenza vaccination week from December 4-10. “Alaska’s flu...
Alaska's Division of Public Health says it has bought about 5,500 doses of the adult flu vaccine and made them available to most public health centers. The department of health, in a statement, says the vaccine is targeted for adults older than 65 years,...
The state is making 20,000 doses of adult flu vaccine available for free to organizations or providers to give to people not yet vaccinated. Joe McLaughlin, with the state department of health, says the vaccine will be distributed on a first-come, first-...
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