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  • 65 schools have low vaccination rates

    65 schools have low vaccination rates
    At 65 schools in Central Florida, vaccination rates at kindergarten or 7th grade are so low that students could be left exposed to outbreaks of measles or whooping cough, according to school-by-school data gathered by the state. Those on the list...
  • Preschools a microcosm of debate on measles vaccinations

    Preschools a microcosm of debate on measles vaccinations
    For 19 years, the director of the Laguna Parent Participation Preschool has worked alongside mothers and fathers to decide such questions as what children should eat during snack breaks and what type of field trips they should take. But when the current...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mayo: Panic over Ebola, but not deadly flu or measles

    Mayo: Panic over Ebola, but not deadly flu or measles
    Every once in a while, I read something by another columnist, slap my head and say, "Brilliant -- why didn't I think of that?" I had that reaction today when I saw the latest offering from my Miami Herald counterpart, metro columnist Fred Grimm. Grimm...
  • Vaccine skeptics are in denial

    Vaccine skeptics are in denial
    To the editor: My child is a student at Waldorf School of Orange County, and it's unbelievable that 41% of kindergartners started the school year unvaccinated. Just recently a Waldorf parent told me that no one is talking about the measles epidemic...
  • 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...
  • 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...