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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2006 file photo, a doctor holds a vial of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil in his Chicago office. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
More Than 25% Of Virginians Unaware Of Preventative Cancer Vaccine

A new study conducted by the UVA Cancer Center and VCU's Massey Cancer Center found that more than 25% of Virginians were unaware of the HPV vaccine.

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, seated center, signs a bill that bans mask mandates in public schools in Virginia on the steps of the Capitol Wednesday Feb. 16, 2022, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
SB 739 Making Masks Optional In Virginia Passes, Effective By March 1

School divisions across Virginia will have to redo their COVID-19 mitigation strategies to comply with the newly-signed state law.

Working Through Mental Illness
Here to Help: Virginians Seek Expansion to Youth Mental Health Services

Voices for Virginia’s Children reported that during the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 25% of American high school students noted worsened emotional and cognitive health.

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To Mask or Not to Mask Is the Question—But Is Youngkin’s Executive Order the Answer?

Both the CDC and the Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) still recommend that children wear masks. 

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, file photo, a patient receives an influenza vaccine in Mesquite, Texas. Amid all the focus on COVID-19 vaccinations, U.S. health experts have another plea: Don’t skip your flu shot.  With U.S. schools and businesses reopened, international travel resuming and far less masking this fall, flu is likely to make a comeback.  (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
Flu Season: What Virginians Need To Know

What do Virginians need to know about the current flu season? That it's still not too late to get a flu shot!

Contributed photo - Rita Browning teaches math class at Laurel Park Middle School.
Over 1,000 COVID Outbreaks in Virginia Schools: How One Division Handles the Pandemic

There have been over 1,000 COVID-19 outbreaks in Virginia's schools since March 2020. Here's how one division handled the pandemic.

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Here’s How Virginia Schools Are Getting Ready for Child Vaccinations

“We have been preparing for a long time, and when approval comes for kids [under 12] to be able to receive their shots, Virginia will be ready,” Gov. Ralph Northam said last week.