vaccination

Don’t wait to get immunized

Don’t wait to get immunized

Before the characteristic rash, measles begins with a fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and sore throat. Are you immunized against this disease? Learn more about the measles vaccine, an upcoming state immunization deadline, and a shot than can protect against cancer. (sweetlouise/Pixabay)

Changing our future: communicable diseases

Changing our future: communicable diseases

"What keeps the rest of those communicable diseases at bay is prevention. And that requires a combination of strong public health systems, access to medical and preventive care and individual responsibility." Learn more about Public Health's role in staving off communicable diseases in today's blog post. (Pixabay.com photo)

It's flu season. Are you ready?

It's flu season. Are you ready?

The start of fall means the start of influenza season, and public health officials say now is the best time — when the number of flu cases in Oregon is still low — to get vaccinated.