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Experts discuss communications gap on vaccines
A School of Public Health Forum had experts examining the rise in parents refusing to vaccinate their children. Richard Malley of Boston Children's Hospital suggested extending outreach beyond pediatricians by educating general practitioners on ways to reinforce accurate information about vaccinations.
Tue Sep 16, 2014
MMR vaccine offered to Chichester youngsters
YOUNG people who missed the MMR vaccine in early childhood will be offered the vaccination as part of a new programme beginning in Sussex. Following an increase in the number of measles and mumps cases in England over the last eight years, NHS England, Public Health England and local authorities are launching a programme to protect young people in secondary school and at university against measles and mumps.
Rhode Island Department of Health News
National Leader in Vaccination Rates for Children and Teens
Immunization rates for child and teenagers in Rhode Island are among the highest in the country, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention earlier this month. The data were gathered through the National Immunization Survey, an annual study conducted through random telephone calls to parents and guardians and follow-up with healthcare providers.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
Flu Season Begins Next Month
It may seem hard to believe, but flu season is fast approaching. The season begins on October 1st, and usually lasts through mid-May. But Darlene Armacost, the Program Manager for the Communicable Disease Program with the Frederick County Health Department, says the influenza virus can appear before that time.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
State's vaccine exemptions rising
The exemptions have grown slightly in Indiana, but the increase could be much larger because more parents are declining to allow their child's vaccination status to be reported.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
County Seeks Extension Of Immunization Deadline For Students
Anne Arundel Public School officials are requesting a 45-day extension of an immunization deadline for its students. The school district has asked for extra time for its students to be vaccinated.
Mumps vaccine effectiveness and waning immunity
In a previous article , from our vaccine legal expert, Dorit Reiss, we learned that there's a whistleblower lawsuit against Merck regarding the possibility that the company may have engaged in some inappropriate actions in determining the effectiveness of the MMR vaccine , specifically the mumps component of the vaccine. As Reiss stated, despite the suit being a boon to the antivaccination crowd , so far no facts have actually been presented.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
WEAU-TV Eau Claire
Keep your children's vaccines in check this fall
School is back in session and flu season isn't too far away and that means keeping up with your children's vaccine in order to protect from potentially deadly viruses. But the vaccine schedule can be complex with updates and new recommendations.
L.A. Vaccination Rates Still Plummeting Amid Pertussis Outbreak
This map, interactive at the site, shows the vaccination rates for schools in Los Angeles. Thirteen schools in Los Angeles have opt out rates of 50% or more.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Anti-vaccine movement may have global repercussions
Supporters of the anti-vaccine movement question the safety, efficacy and necessity of the very medicines that have so greatly reduced our children's risk of catching a host of once-common but potentially very serious infectious diseases, such as mumps, measles and whooping cough. And then there's polio, the disabling, sometimes fatal virus that was every American parent's worst nightmare until effective vaccines were developed in the 1950s - and which still infects children in the developing world.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Monitoring of Airborne Mumps and Measles Viruses in a Hospital
Clean Soil Air Water , Vol. 36, No. 10-11. , pp. 845-849, doi:10.1002/clen.200800143 A new personal bioaerosol sampler, which was found suitable for continuous long-term monitoring of airborne bacteria, fungi, and viruses, was recently developed.
Health director calls for reluctant parents to get vaccine counseling
Michigan has one of the highest rates of parents who opt out of vaccinating their childen for preventable diseases such as mumps and measles. Michigan Department of Community Health Director Jim Haveman says too many people are picking up "misinformation" on vaccines from friends, the internet, and celebrities, "and so they just say, 'we're not going to do it' without thinking about the options and alternatives and dangers."
Wed Sep 10, 2014
MMR immunization clinic at Astumbo Gym
Guam - The Filipino Sports Association of Guam in partnership with PMC Isla Health System, will conduct its 3rd free clinic on measles, mumps, rubella immunization at Astumbo Gym from 9am-1pm on the following dates : Sept. 13, 20 & 27 This vaccine is free for all and FSAG president & founder Rolly Canoy is encouraging everyone to avail of this service.
NOVA documentary explores risks and rewards of childhood vaccinations
Seventeen hours after they took their healthy six-month old to the doctor for his recommended schedule of vaccinations, the boy developed a fever and subsequently began shaking and foaming at the mouth. The seizures continued periodically over the next several months.
Polio epidemic fears as Ukraine's vaccine stockpiles dry up
Ukraine may face epidemics of preventable diseases like polio due to a government failure to stockpile vaccines and organize inoculation, the UN's health body warned. The shortage is aggravated by devaluation and a planned ban on Russian drugs.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
The Daily Record
Ohio measles outbreak seems to end, with 377 cases
The Ohio outbreak that helped push the annual number of U.S. measles cases to its highest total since 1996 appears to have ended, according to state health officials. The state logged 377 cases of the highly contagious viral respiratory illness in nine counties since March in the outbreak, and nine people were hospitalized.
PBS Documentary On Vaccinations Hopes To Unravel The Truth For Americans
Vaccinations are laced with questions, parental concerns, and confusion, causing largely eradicated and life-threatening diseases to return to the United States and threaten the lives of children. PBS' newest documentary may be able to disseminate the truth once and for all.
Alex Jones Interviews Dr Andrew Wakefield and Jon Rappoport
On Sunday, September 7 edition of the Alex Jones Show, Alex covers the latest revelations on the increased risk of autism in children linked to the MMR vaccine. In late August, a doctor with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention went public on information withheld by the federal agency on a relationship between the MMR vaccine and autism.
Albany Times Union
Celebrity doesn't come with an
Last August, I walked onstage with over 100 other new medical students, put on my white coat, and took the Oath of Medicine. Since then, my fellow students and I have focused on science to the exclusion of almost everything else.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
More NorCal parents choosing not to vaccinate children
More and more parents in California are not getting their kids the full range of shots before they start school, which is causing some health officials to be worried that the lack of vaccinations could lead to more serious illnesses and even death. Before children enter kindergarten, they are required by California state law to have a dozen different vaccines, including those for measles and mumps, polio and dyptheria.