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  • Bill would reduce vaccine exemptions in Pennsylvania

    Bill would reduce vaccine exemptions in Pennsylvania
    Seizing upon a national debate over vaccinating children, Lehigh Valley legislator Mike Schlossberg is proposing a bill that would limit the exceptions parents can claim to avoid immunizations for their kids. The legislation, which the Lehigh County...
  • Tighten exemption rules for vaccinations

    Tighten exemption rules for vaccinations
    For most parents, the decision to immunize a child is a foregone conclusion: The doctor recommends a schedule and the parent dutifully complies. But an outbreak of vaccine skepticism — parents who fear vaccines may harm their children —...
  • Illinois measles cases up to 13

    Illinois measles cases up to 13
    The total number of people diagnosed with measles in Illinois inched up to 13 on Friday, according to health officials. The outbreak has centered on the KinderCare Learning Center in Palatine, officials said. Cases confirmed Friday bring to 11 the...
  • Measles: How legislators can end 'personal belief' waivers on vaccination

    Measles: How legislators can end 'personal belief' waivers on vaccination
    If there's a silver lining in the ongoing outbreak of measles linked to infected and unvaccinated visitors to Disneyland during the holidays, it's that the crisis may spur state lawmakers to reverse the trend expanding exemptions from mandatory...
  • 'Vaccines are safe, effective and life-saving'

    'Vaccines are safe, effective and life-saving'
    In the 1930s, outbreaks swept through every corner of Baltimore. Tens of thousands of children grew sick with fever and a tale-tell rash. Many recovered without incident, but hundreds were killed, and many more were permanently injured with brain damage...
  • There is no other side to the vaccine debate

    There is no other side to the vaccine debate
    Are you at risk to get the measles? Are your kids? Duh, yes — if you are not vaccinated! Commuters on San Francisco's Bay Area Rapid Transit system were exposed to measles last week when an East Bay resident with the disease rode a BART train to...
  • 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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  • Should certain companies require employees to be vaccinated?

     Should certain companies require employees to be vaccinated?
    The measles outbreak at a KinderCare day care center in Palatine and a separate case involving a student at Elgin Community College has raised questions for employers of all kinds looking to maintain a safe and healthy workplace. KinderCare changed its...
  • Kane Health Department mobilizing 200 doses of MMR vaccination at ECC

    Kane Health Department mobilizing 200 doses of MMR vaccination at ECC
    The Kane County Health Department is offering 200 doses of vaccines to Elgin Community College students, faculty and staff who may have come in contact with a student diagnosed with measles. The student was diagnosed last week by Cook County Health...
  • Measles outbreak pits anti-vaxxers against other parents

     Measles outbreak pits anti-vaxxers against other parents
    I cringed the first time I saw The New Yorker measles cartoon. A doctor stands over a small boy covered head to toe in red spots and tells his forlorn parents, "If you connect the measles it spells out 'My parents are idiots.'" My initial cringe wasn'...