Help control the spread of flu in your community: get vaccinated!

Flu season is in full swing across the country, including the Pacific Northwest. In our state, influenza activity remains moderate -- thus far, Oregon hasn’t been severely affected. There have...

Q: My baby is 2 months old. Does he need a flu vaccine?

Babies younger than 6 months are too young to receive the vaccine for influenza. One way to decrease their chances of getting the flu is to be sure their close contacts, family members and...

Keeping newborns safe from whooping cough: It takes a village!

Whooping cough is a respiratory infection sometimes called the “100-Day Cough,” or simply pertussis. This infection, which is caused by the bacteria Bordatella pertussis, has been on the rise...

The importance of vaccinating our children

Vaccinations are a powerful, proven tool in our fight to prevent childhood infections. Because of the widespread use of vaccines in the United States, we have seen a dramatic decline in the number of...