vaccines http://kcur.org en Two Measles Cases In Johnson County Spur Investigation http://kcur.org/post/two-measles-cases-johnson-county-spur-investigation <p>Kansas state health officials confirmed two cases of measles in Johnson County Friday. The cases may be linked to four others on the Missouri side of Kansas City.</p><p>Kansas Department of Health and Environment spokeswoman Aimee Rosenow&nbsp;says everyone at risk of exposure is being contacted, and the investigation into the two Johnson County cases is ongoing.</p><p>One of the patients is an unvaccinated child, the other is an adult.&nbsp;</p><p>"We're not certain of the vaccination status of the adult, but they are connected," she says.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:02:12 +0000 Bryan Thompson 56949 at http://kcur.org Clay County Measles Cases Spark Immunization Concerns http://kcur.org/post/clay-county-measles-cases-spark-immunization-concerns <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A small outbreak of measles stemming from a Clay County family has some area doctors worried that more may catch the illness. After traveling abroad to the Pacific Rim, an infant who wasn't immunized to the disease was diagnosed and spread it to two family members last week.</span></p> Tue, 20 May 2014 15:35:02 +0000 Steve Kraske, Jenny Whitty & Cody Newill 56027 at http://kcur.org Clay County Measles Cases Spark Immunization Concerns Back-To-School Rush: Health Department Expands Vaccine Clinic http://kcur.org/post/back-school-rush-health-department-expands-vaccine-clinic <p>Health officials in Kansas City, Mo. are bracing for the annual back-to-school &ldquo;rush&rdquo; of parents and children coming in for needed immunizations before school begins. Wed, 08 Aug 2012 19:45:15 +0000 Elana Gordon 22442 at http://kcur.org Back-To-School Rush: Health Department Expands Vaccine Clinic KC Gets Infusion of Free Flu Shots To Combat Vaccine Disparities http://kcur.org/post/kc-gets-infusion-free-flu-shots-combat-vaccine-disparities <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d01d491cf64-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d01d491cf64-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d01d491cf64-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-942152.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – Kansas City, Missouri is getting an infusion of free flu vaccines this winter. And as KCUR's Elana Gordon reports, they're being directed towards people who may be less likely to get the shot.</p> Mon, 27 Dec 2010 18:33:39 +0000 Elana Gordon 7397 at http://kcur.org Flu Vaccine Now Available...Everywhere http://kcur.org/post/flu-vaccine-now-availableeverywhere <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d00381a0a89-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d00381a0a89-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d00381a0a89-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-922337.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – Kansas City's flu vaccine clinic opens today. This time last year, health officials were prioritizing shots for people based on certain health and age criteria. They were also grappling with a shortage of the H1N1 vaccine. But as KCUR's Elana Gordon reports, that's far from the case this year.</p> Tue, 07 Sep 2010 13:57:49 +0000 Elana Gordon 7030 at http://kcur.org Flu Vaccine Now Available...Everywhere School Nurses Step Up Meningitis Vaccine Efforts http://kcur.org/post/school-nurses-step-meningitis-vaccine-efforts <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d01d4919a42-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d01d4919a42-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d01d4919a42-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-913784.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – School nurses throughout the region are pushing for teens, pre-teens, and college freshman, to get vaccinated against meningitis this summer. Meningitis is a serious bacterial or viral disease that inflames the membranes around the brain and spinal chord.</p> Tue, 20 Jul 2010 16:41:24 +0000 Elana Gordon 6853 at http://kcur.org