Immunizations

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Is It Safe To Delay Your Child’s Immunizations?

There’s not only the problem of skipping childhood vaccines—there’s also risk from delaying immunizations. Yet a new study shows most doctors are willing to “spread out” vaccinations in order to ease the fears of parents who worry that too many vaccines can harm a child. But as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, there’s no evidence to back up those fears.

03/02/2015

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Denver Doctor: Impoverished Neighborhoods Less Likely To See A Measles Outbreak

The current measles outbreak in the United States is a big concern for parents with children who may be around unvaccinated children, and those concerns loom larger in many pockets of Colorado.

02/09/2015

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Kids Care Clinic Boosts High Rate Of Vaccinations

The Measles outbreak is a big concern for parents with children who may be around unvaccinated children. One local clinic is hoping to ease those parents’ fears.

02/05/2015

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State Lawmaker Considers Reintroducing Controversial Bill To Make It Harder To Opt Out Of Vaccines

One state lawmakers is considering bringing back a controversial bill that would make it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children.

01/29/2015

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Was Your Flu Shot A Waste Of Time This Year?

There are alerts today from the Centers for Disease Control about this year’s flu season. First, the season may be severe. Second, this year’s flu vaccine is not protecting people from the most common strain circulating through the country. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida has more on what could be a rough winter.

12/04/2014

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Youth Vaccine Crackdown Advances In Colorado

Colorado lawmakers advanced a proposal to make it harder to send kids to school without vaccinations.

03/21/2014

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Task Force Wants Parents Educated Before Opting Out Of Flu Shots

The decision to vaccinate a child is a personal one, but in New York City the health board recently passed a mandatory flu shot plan for some children under six.

12/11/2013

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Top Spots To Get Free Check-ups, Immunizations & Vaccinations In Denver

With school starting soon, health care and immunizations are just as important as ever. Unfortunately, health care is very expensive, and many families are either under-insured or do not have health insurance at all. These five places offer low-cost options for immunizations and health care, and they offer care for all ages, including low-income seniors.

08/24/2012

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Still Afraid Of Vaccines?

It’s one of the biggest controversies in medicine: which vaccines are safe, and which are dangerous? Dr Dave Hnida reports on a new, large study which goes a long way towards answering the question.

08/25/2011

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Kids In Need Get Head Start On Health Care

Hundreds of children are headed back to school healthy as dozens of health care professionals volunteered their time at the annual Healthy Kids Fair on Saturday.

08/07/2011