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  • The Kid's Doctor: Should children have their measles vaccinations ahead of schedule?

    Most of the discussion about the current measles outbreak revolves around those who choose NOT to vaccinate. But on the other side of the story, many anxious parents have called me wanting to make sure their children's MMR (measles, mumps and rubella)...
  • Three more confirmed cases of measles in Cook County

    Three more confirmed cases of measles in Cook County
    Three additional cases of measles have been confirmed in Cook County, bringing the total to nine since late January, according to health officials. Eight of the nine cases are linked to the KinderCare Learning Center in Palatine, officials said. Those...
  • 'Measles parties' a bad idea, public health officials warn

    'Measles parties' a bad idea, public health officials warn
    California public health officials are warning parents against "measles parties," saying that intentionally exposing unvaccinated children to a person with measles could put them at grave risk. "Measles is a serious illness that can have significant...
  • Anti-vaccine book draws ire from pro-vaccine readers

    Anti-vaccine book draws ire from pro-vaccine readers
    As the California measles outbreak spreads to other states, with at least 123 reported cases, many vaccine supporters are expressing their frustration on the Amazon page of an anti-vaccination children's book called "Melanie's Marvelous Measles." The...
  • More Parents Dodging Vaccination For Dubious Reasons

    More Parents Dodging Vaccination For Dubious Reasons
    Hundreds of parents may be flouting state law designed to protect everyone from crippling and deadly diseases. Lawmakers are right to investigate whether the system is misused. In Connecticut, children must be immunized against diphtheria, whooping cough,...
  • In Theory: Are religious beliefs enough to exempt parents from vaccinating their children?

    The ongoing measles outbreak tied to visitors at Disneyland in December has put increased scrutiny on the antivaccination population. Until recently, state laws have tended to expand their exemptions from mandatory childhood immunizations, according...
  • Since when did childhood vaccinations become a partisan issue?

    Since when did childhood vaccinations become a partisan issue?
    Is support for childhood vaccinations a partisan issue? Polls indicate that it isn't, yet Republicans appear to be getting stung by this needle more than Democrats are. The question has come up after Republican presidential hopefuls Chris Christie and...
  • Vaccinations: Right To Do What You Want Stops At Effect On Others

    Vaccinations: Right To Do What You Want Stops At Effect On Others
    On Monday the Centers for Disease Control reported that that 121 people in 17 states and the District of Columbia have come down with measles this year. At this rate, the number of cases will surpass 2014's 644 cases, which were the most since measles was...
  • Doctors turning away unvaccinated children

    Doctors turning away unvaccinated children
    When the mother of an 18-month-old visited Dr. Charles Goodman's practice last week, he explained that under his new policy, the toddler would have to be immunized to remain a patient. The mother walked out of his office. Amid the current measles...
  • California measles outbreak: 123 cases, latest is in Solano County

    California measles outbreak: 123 cases, latest is in Solano County
    The California-centeredĀ measlesĀ outbreak has spread to Solano County, as the number of cases rose to at least 123 in 11 California counties, seven other states and Mexico. The California Department of Public Health reported Monday that there are now 107...
  • Tribune analysis: More Illinois schools reach key measles vaccine threshold

    Tribune analysis: More Illinois schools reach key measles vaccine threshold
    Schools across Illinois appear to be improving their measles vaccine rates, according to a Tribune analysis of Illinois State Board of Education data. Measles cases in Illinois are rising, now nine according to the Illinois Department of Public Health....