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  • Protect kids, promote vaccines

    Protect kids, promote vaccines
    Parents in Illinois send a child to school with the expectation that he or she will be safe from common childhood diseases because the other students have been vaccinated. But in many classrooms, that's not true. Thousands of children in Illinois attend...
  • California lawmakers pass vaccine bill amid emotional debate

    California lawmakers on Tuesday approved a hotly contested bill that would impose one of the strictest vaccination laws in the country, after five hours of highly emotional testimony that brought hundreds of opponents to the Capitol. SB277 is intended to...
  • Commentary: Law shouldn't be our first resort on vaccinations

    There has been a lot of discussion about Senate Bill 277, which would remove all exemptions from vaccination requirements. The decision to vaccinate should be an informed choice that parents make, not one forced by government. After much discussion and...
  • Pediatrician presents update on measles

    Pediatrician presents update on measles
    With measles outbreaks reported in California and several other states this year, Dr. Julie Konowitz-Sirkin, Bethesda Health pediatrician, recently presented an update regarding vaccinations. "The best way to protect yourself against the measles virus...
  • Commentary: It's time to make childhood vaccinations mandatory

    It was just in December that Disneyland was struck by a measles outbreak. While the source of the outbreak is not definitively known, it is thought to have been caused by an international tourist to the amusement park who was infected with the virus....
  • ECC officials report how they handled measles exposure

    ECC officials report how they handled measles exposure
    After an Elgin Community College student had been diagnosed with measles in February, Director of Communication Jeff Julian said he came to work the next morning and found two TV news vans in the parking lot. "I realized this would be a suit and tie day,"...
  • Bill Making It Harder To Opt Out Of Vaccine Mandate Clears House

    Bill Making It Harder To Opt Out Of Vaccine Mandate Clears House
    HARTFORD — Parents seeking to prevent their children from being vaccinated for religious reasons will face an additional hurdle under a bill approved by the House of Representatives on Thursday. The measure comes in response to a devastating...
  • Study points to years-long immune system woes from measles

    Study points to years-long immune system woes from measles
    Scientists have known for decades that having measles suppresses kids' immune systems for several weeks or months, leaving them ill-equipped to fight off pneumonia, bronchitis, diarrheal diseases and other infections. Now a team of researchers has...
  • Fifth measles case confirmed in Florida

    Fifth measles case confirmed in Florida
    The Florida Department of Health confirmed on Friday the fifth locally-acquired measles case in Florida, in an unvaccinated child in St. Lucie county.  This is is the second measles case in St. Lucie county. The other three cases have been confirmed...
  • Fight against vaccination bill finds ally in ACLU

     Fight against vaccination bill finds ally in ACLU
    The anti-vaccine moms began lining up in the hall outside the state Senate hearing room at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, two hours before the doors opened. Some had babies strapped to their chests, others sat on the floor with small children. They had arrived...
  • Vaccine legislation properly puts public health above personal beliefs

     Vaccine legislation properly puts public health above personal beliefs
    Ask most rational people what their No. 1 priority is and, I suspect, they would answer good health. Love, friends, money, freedom, a good education, a productive life — they're all right up there. But none outranks health. So it's pathetic that...