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  • Polio vaccinations

    After extensive testing in 1954, Dr. Jonas Salk's polio vaccine was licensed for human use on April 12, 1955.
  • Del. weighing new vaccination requirements for 9th-graders

    Delaware health officials are considering a new requirement that schoolchildren receive vaccines before entering the 9th grade. The News Journal of Wilmington ( reports that the new requirements would be intended to prevent the...

    Childhood vaccination schedule effective at preventing many serious diseases

    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...

    Outbreak causes vaccination debate to heat up

    Outbreak causes vaccination debate to heat up
    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...

    Washington state panel mulls bill to trim vaccine exemptions

    Personal or philosophical opposition to vaccines would not be an authorized exemption for the parents of school-age children under a measure that received a public hearing before a House committee on Tuesday, drawing at least two dozen opponents to the...