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5 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

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.


Related Topix: Pediatrics, Vaccinations, Health, Family, Kids, Harvard University

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Chichester Today

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.


Related Topix: Health, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Teenagers

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.


Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health, Hepatitis, Medicine, Chickenpox, HPV

Mon Sep 15, 2014

WFMD-AM Frederick

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Influenza, Health, Frederick County, MD, Chickenpox

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Journal Gazette

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.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Chickenpox, Family, Kids

Sat Sep 13, 2014

WBAL-AM Baltimore

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.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Health, Anne Arundel County, MD, Fort Meade, MD

Daily Kos

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.


Related Topix: Health, Law, Employment / Labor Law

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Influenza, Health, Vaccinations, Chickenpox


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.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Chickenpox

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.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Autism

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.


Related Topix: Health

Michigan Radio

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."


Related Topix: Michigan, Michigan Government, Health, Family, Kids

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.


Related Topix: Health

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.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Entertainment, Television, NOVA

Russia Taday

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.


Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Vaccinations, Health

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.


Related Topix: Ohio, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health

Medical Daily

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.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Autism


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.


Related Topix: Autism, Health

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.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Conspiracy Theory, Autism, Health, Medicine, Influenza, Opinion

Mon Sep 08, 2014

KCRA-TV Sacramento

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.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Vaccinations, Health, Sacramento County, CA, Placer County, CA, El Dorado County, CA