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  • Children who are not vaccinated

    When I was growing up in the 1950s, my siblings and I contracted the measles, mumps, chicken pox, whooping cough, scarlet fever and other so-called childhood illnesses because there was no way to prevent them, other than quarantine. My sister came close...
  • Most students in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn schools vaccinated for measles

    Most students in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn schools vaccinated for measles
    High percentages of public school students in Wheaton and Glen Ellyn have been vaccinated against measles, according to recent data, but a pocket of children remain unvaccinated because of religious and medical exemptions. Glenbard Township High...
  • Downers Grove schools report high vaccination rates

    Downers Grove schools report high vaccination rates
    Downers Grove Grade School District 58 reports that almost 100 percent of its students are vaccinated against various illnesses in the district of about 5,000 students. But more students have cited religious reasons for not being vaccinated this year...
  • 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...
  • Disneyland measles: Rapid spread concerns health officials

    The measles outbreak that began at Disneyland during the holiday season is now spreading beyond people who contracted the disease at the theme park, with those patients now exposing others after returning to their hometowns, health officials said...
  • '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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