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  • As California measles outbreak hits 78, vaccination issue takes on new prominence

    As California measles outbreak hits 78, vaccination issue takes on new prominence
    Fewer California parents opted out of vaccinations for their children entering kindergarten last year following the adoption of a law that makes it harder to go without the shots, state figures show. The issue has taken new prominence as California deals...
  • Measles outbreak: New law partly behind Laguna's drop in vaccine exemptions

    Measles outbreak: New law partly behind Laguna's drop in vaccine exemptions
    A new California law and the lingering effects of last year's measles outbreak are likely behind the drop in personal belief vaccination waivers between 2013 and 2014 in the Laguna Beach Unified School District. The rate of vaccine waivers due to a...
  • Health alert after Disneyland linked to measles outbreak

    Health alert after Disneyland linked to measles outbreak
    The California Department of Public Health is investigating nine measles cases tied to Disneyland or Disney California Adventure Park, officials said Wednesday. The cases were reported in California and Utah and probably occurred when the victims were...
  • From young cancer patient's parents, a special plea to vaccinate

    From young cancer patient's parents, a special plea to vaccinate
    When I walked through the door of Carl and Jodi Krawitt's well-appointed hillside home the other day, I could tell their 6-year-old son Rhett was not super happy to see me. I'd interrupted him as he was getting ready for a swimming lesson. It was easy...
  • Vaccines: Delayed immunization schedule can be deadly, experts say

    Vaccines: Delayed immunization schedule can be deadly, experts say
    Some parents have said they're not anti-vaccine, but that they want to delay vaccines, or spread out shots, for fear of overwhelming a baby's immune system. What do experts say? "The idea of overloading the immune system is a false concept," said Dr....
  • Christie's vaccination wobble: Predictable, cynical and unacceptable

    Christie's vaccination wobble: Predictable, cynical and unacceptable
    Is anyone really surprised that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie equivocated about the urgency of vaccinating children against measles, mumps and rubella on a trip to England, where he is attempting to burnish his foreign policy credentials in advance of...
  • Measles contagion

    Measles contagion
    Just a personal observation here -- watching The News Hours on WHRO-TV, Channel 15,  last night, a Wisconsin doctor at a Children's Hospital was asked how contagious is measles. Her answer said a lot. She ranked it in the following way: Measles, then...
  • No Debate-Vaccinate!

    No Debate-Vaccinate!
    The proponents of the anti-vaccination movement are being called hysterical loons and worse. The fact is, they are a threat to the health of the entire community, particularly to their fellow travelers, those without vaccination protection. Although the...
  • Measles outbreak spreading beyond Disneyland visitors

    Measles outbreak spreading beyond Disneyland visitors
    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 they arrived back in their hometowns, health officials...
  • Vaccines: No immunity from ignorance

    Vaccines: No immunity from ignorance
    Another day, another irresponsible comment about measles vaccinations. This time the outbreak of stupidity infected the field of Republicans running for president with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie suggesting there should be "some measure of choice"...
  • Exemptions Have Increased, But State's Vaccination Rate Remains High

    Exemptions Have Increased, But State's Vaccination Rate Remains High
    HARTFORD — Untouched by a measles outbreak affecting seven states and stirring debate about immunizations, Connecticut's vaccination rate for school children remains sky-high — although the number of exempt children has been creeping upward...