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  • 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...
  • Health officials perplexed by vaccination skeptics

    Certain that they are right, struggling to find ways to get their message across, public health officials are exasperated by their inability to persuade more U.S. parents to vaccinate their children. "I think we're all kind of frustrated," said Stephen...
  • Measles vaccination clinics announced in Palatine

    Health officials have set up two vaccination clinics for people in Chicago's northwest suburbs who may have been exposed to measles. The Cook County Department of Public Health announced Monday it will hold clinics Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and...
  • 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...
  • Disney World workers can get free measles vaccines

    Disney World workers can get free measles vaccines
    Disney World will start providing free measles vaccines to workers who want them starting Monday. Disney is undertaking the effort "to assist the Florida Department of Health in its efforts to prevent measles in Florida," company spokeswoman Andrea...
  • Speak out: Reader thanks crews who cleared snow from Elgin streets

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  • Survey: Parents increasingly ask doctors to delay vaccines

    Parents have increasingly pressured doctors to delay vaccines for young children, making their kids and others vulnerable to preventable diseases, a study suggests. The findings are in a national survey of pediatricians and family doctors asked about...
  • State officials say 15th case of measles reported in Cook County

    State officials say 15th case of measles reported in Cook County
    The 15th case of measles has been confirmed in Illinois, public health officials said. The most recent case was confirmed Wednesday, according to Melaney Arnold, a spokeswoman for the Illinois Department of Public Health. The latest case involves an...
  • Lake County offering free measles vaccinations

    The Lake County Health Department is offering free measles vaccinations to anyone who may have been exposed to the virus at a local home-improvement store. The vaccinations are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at the North Shore Health Center in...