| Apr 21, 2015
| 4:40 PM
To the editor: I completely agree with your editorial. No unvaccinated child should be allowed in public school just because his or her parents don't believe in vaccination. ("California lawmakers should pass the vaccination bill," editorial, April 19)...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 1:17 PM
His wife opposed childhood vaccination, and, at first, he followed her lead. She'd done a lot of research, he reasoned; she was the vaccine expert in the relationship.
But as he learned more about the science supporting vaccination, he began...
| Apr 15, 2015
| 12:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Why do children need so many vaccines in their first two years of life? Isn't it OK and even safer to wait until they're a bit older to give them the recommended vaccinations?
ANSWER: The current childhood vaccination schedule has...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 4:32 PM
State legislators are poised to place an additional hurdle in front of parents who seek to prevent their children from being vaccinated for religious reasons.
The Public Health Committee on Friday voted 23-4 to approve House Bill 6949, which would...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 7:18 AM
The Florida Department of Health in Lake County, in collaboration with the Lake County School Board, will offer immunizations at various schools for students who will enter the seventh grade in the upcoming 2015-16 school year.
The department's school-...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 10:51 AM
Finding a preschool might seem at first like just another routine chore of parenthood, another box to check off right about the time your kid turns 2 or 3. But the process is actually quite arduous, with everything from cost (can you afford a second...
| 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,...