Michigan Health Officials Emphasize Need For Chickenpox VaccinationMichigan health officials are emphasizing the need to keep children's vaccinations up to date following recent chickenpox outbreaks.
Michigan School Bans Unvaccinated Kids Due To Case Of Whooping CoughA single case of pertussis has led one Michigan school to ban unvaccinated students from class.
Lawyer Wants Oakland County Judge To Order Measles Shots For 4 ChildrenA judge could decide whether to order four children in a Michigan family to get the measles vaccine against the wishes of their parents.
Michigan Confirms First Child Death From Flu This SeasonA child in southeast Michigan has died from the flu, making it the state's first confirmed adolescent death from the virus this season.
Measles Confirmed In Oakland County Adult; First Michigan Case Of 2015Officials say the case may be associated with the recent Disneyland outbreak in California.
Michigan Tightens Rules For Childhood VaccinationsRules that take effect Jan. 1 require parents to take extra steps to refuse the required shots for their children.
Mich. Has High Rate Of Parents Refusing VaccinesLess than 72 percent of young children and 63 percent of Michigan adolescents are fully immunized, according to the Michigan State Medical Society.
Upcoming Clinics Offer Affordable Pet CareThe Michigan Humane Society will host clinics offering low-cost vaccinations and microchipping.
Actress Amanda Peet Says Kids Need A Shot At LifeAmanda Peet is best known for her work in movies and television. But the actress is taking on a new role as Ambassador for the United Nations "Shot @ Life" campaign. Peet tells WWJ she wants to make sure kids in the U.S. and around the world receive the immunizations they need.
Michigan Report Shows Decline In Chickenpox, MumpsMichigan health officials say a preliminary report of disease case counts from 2011 indicates childhood vaccination programs are effective
College Life Can Mean Conditions For Meningitis GreaterStudents living in residence halls – where they are more likely to share personal items – should be especially cautious.
Wayne County Offers Flu Shot Clinics For ResidentsAs a preventive health measure, the Wayne County Department of Public Health is offering flu shots for residents at its clinics in Wayne, Taylor and the Redford area.