| Mar 9, 2015
| 10:05 PM
A Bay Area mother formed a Facebook page where parents could arrange play dates for their children with other vaccinated youngsters. Another mom advocates socially isolating the unvaccinated by asking parents if their child is inoculated before...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 2:21 PM
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...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 10:51 AM
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...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 8:18 AM
Debating vaccination requirements isn’t new, but panic over the recent measles outbreak has triggered heated arguments and plenty of fresh questions. This issue goes beyond social media rants and false claims. So, what’s the real deal with...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 3:12 PM
Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 is reporting that 117 students out of a total of about 8,000 are not vaccinated.
The district, which includes 13 schools from early childhood to high school, has an overall vaccination rate of 98.6 percent,...
| Feb 22, 2015
| 7:39 PM
One is a businesswoman and an MBA graduate. Another is a corporate vice president. The third is a registered nurse.
These three mothers — all of them educated, middle-class professionals — are among the vaccine skeptics who have been...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 2:46 PM
Tucked in the back corner of the Rite Aid drugstore on York Road in North Baltimore sits a small medical office with two exam rooms equipped with freezers of vaccines, blood pressure monitors and the many other tools needed to diagnose and treat common...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 2:01 PM
When I was a child in the 1950s there was only the polio vaccine. Vaccines against other childhood illnesses such as measles, mumps and rubella were not available. Potential complications of measles infection in unvaccinated children include ear...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 1:43 PM
Kane County Board Member Deb Allan remembers being in third grade and her class having an outbreak of the chicken pox, measles and pink eye. Half of her schoolmates were out sick but none died from the illnesses, she said.
It was just something children...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 2:33 PM
Tri-Cities school districts are using education as their main weapon against Illinois' recent measles outbreak. Officials are sending out email blasts to parents and posting health department recommendations on their websites.
But district officials say...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 3:17 PM
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...