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Colorado second in nation for vaccines

Colorado ranks second in teenage vaccinations for tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s survey. About 86 percent of teenagers in Colorado receive the vaccine, placing Colorado second behind the state of New Hampshire. The survey also found increases in Colorado for teens protected against meningococcal disease and the… Continue Reading Colorado second in nation for vaccines

Free shots Friday at The Citadel

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Free adult vaccinations are available from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, through a partnership of local health care agencies. The vaccines include tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, whooping cough, hepatitis A, hepatitis B and a combination of A and B. The clinic is held at The Citadel mall, in conjunction with the El Paso County Department of… Continue Reading Free shots Friday at The Citadel

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H1N1 vaccine shelf life shorter than thought

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If you haven’t already gotten your H1N1 flu shot – time might be running out. The manufacturer, Sanofi Pasteur, recently announced about 12 million of its flu vaccinations had a shorter shelf life than originally intended. While the lots remain potent, they are losing their potency more rapidly than expected, said the Centers for Disease… Continue Reading H1N1 vaccine shelf life shorter than thought

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H1N1 vaccinations arrive this week

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El Paso County will begin to receive the first doses of H1N1 flu vaccination by the end of this week. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is distributing an initial 53,800 doses of the vaccination that are part of 2 million doses distributed nationally. By the end of flu season, Colorado should receive 1 million… Continue Reading H1N1 vaccinations arrive this week

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On Oct. 7, the El Paso County Department of Health and Environment will temporarily close its two clinics that provide immunizations for school children, youth sports athletes and those planning to travel overseas. The staff members are needed to help administer swine flu vaccinations. Re-opening dates have not been determined, but in the meantime, those needing… Continue Reading Shot clinics for athletes, overseas travelers close temporarily

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