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  • The smart but silent majority on vaccinations begins to roar

    The smart but silent majority on vaccinations begins to roar
    Up until this latest measles outbreak, it seemed as though the anti-vaccination parents and their enablers were the more vocal group. They were, after all, the small minority swimming against the trend. There was little reason for the majority to yell...
  • Jenny McCarthy: anti-vaxxer, public menace

    Jenny McCarthy: anti-vaxxer, public menace
    To provide context to the ongoing outbreak of measles linked to visits to Disneyland and the influence of the anti-vaccination movement, science writer Seth Mnookin revisits the saga of one of the most celebrated anti-vaxxers, starlet Jenny McCarthy. ...
  • Fewer California parents refuse to vaccinate children

    Fewer California parents refuse to vaccinate children
    The number of California parents who cite personal beliefs in refusing to vaccinate their kindergartners dropped in 2014 for the first time in a dozen years, according to a Times data analysis. The shift came amid rising alarm over the number of...
  • Letters to the editor: Feb. 13

    Southland bureau salutes Pullman designation As a loud and proud supporter of the Pullman National Landmark District, the staff of the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau is thrilled that President Obama will be designating Pullman as a...
  • 3 more suspected measles cases in San Diego County

    3 more suspected measles cases in San Diego County
    Three new cases of suspected measles are being investigated, San Diego County health officials said Monday. Of the three people, none had been vaccinated and all had visited Disneyland on Dec. 18, officials said. If the three cases are confirmed, it...
  • Venezuela imposes visa requirement for U.S. tourists

    Venezuela imposes visa requirement for U.S. tourists
    Venezuela: As of March 2, American tourists will need to obtain visas before traveling to Venezuela. U.S. travelers will be required to pay the same fees to visit the South American country as Venezuelans pay to come to the United States, about $160 to...
  • Vaccines should be mandatory for California day-care workers, senator says

    Vaccines should be mandatory for California day-care workers, senator says
    A California lawmaker is urging the state to make vaccines mandatory for all adults who work in preschools and day-care centers, a move following the largest measles outbreak in California in 15 years. “This is not just a common-sense solution but...
  • Measles outbreaks lead to public health outreach

    Measles outbreaks lead to public health outreach
    Measles outbreaks this winter have sickened more than 150 people in 17 states, and it has been a wake up call for public health officials who thought the disease had been eradicated from the United States in 2000. Measles is a very contagious viral...
  • Vaccination opponents protest bill from Allentown's Rep. Schlossberg

     Vaccination opponents protest bill from Allentown's Rep. Schlossberg
    HARRISBURG -- A news conference in support of an Allentown legislator's pro-vaccination legislation attracted more than a dozen protesters Monday arguing that the bill infringes upon their civil liberties. State Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-Lehigh, and...
  • Free measles vaccines to be offered in Palatine

    The Cook County Department of Public Health will offer free measles vaccines in Palatine to anyone who might have been exposed to the virus or who does not know their vaccination status. Public health officials said in a news release that measles might...
  • Cook County offering free measles vaccinations in Palatine

    Cook County offering free measles vaccinations in Palatine
    The Cook County Department of Public Health is offering free measles vaccinations Friday and March 10 in Palatine. The vaccination clinic will be held at All Saints Lutheran Church at 630 S. Quentin Road in Palatine from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and 11...