While no longer common in the U.S., recent measles cases in Minnesota have prompted cause for concern. Measles is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death.
Since the introduction of the human papillomavirus vaccine in 2006, the number of cervical cancer cases has been cut in half.
Influenza, or “the flu,” is often confused with the common cold because symptoms of both illnesses can be similar. Joe Kurland, vaccine specialist and infection preventionist, explains how to spot the difference.
December 8, 2016, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., Minneapolis
Richard Andersen, MD
The flu, or influenza, is a complex, highly-contagious virus that is nearly impossible to predict. The flu vaccine is the best way to protect against influenza.
Patsy Stinchfield provided the Star Tribune with information about the flu vaccine and influenza virus.
Huffington Post published an article about a new study that found more parents are refusing to vaccinate their children.
Dr. Gigi Chawla shared the latest information regarding Zika virus on WCCO "Mid-Morning."
Joe Kurland, MPH, vaccine specialist and infection preventionist at Children’s Minnesota, made a guest appearance on KARE-TV.
Patsy Stinchfield, director of infection prevention and control at Children’s Minnesota, discusses this year’s flu season with WCCO-TV.