Vaccination

Scrutiny of vaccine exemptions banishes some from schools

Carl and Kerri Schwartz say they have good medical reason for not vaccinating their disabled 11-year-old son, Thorn, and until recently his local public school went along with their family doctor's advice.

Vaccination

Judge waits to rule on letting unvaccinated go to school

A judge declined to immediately rule on whether to let unvaccinated children go back to school in New York after a hearing Wednesday in a lawsuit challenging a new state law eliminating religious exemptions to vaccines.

Pediatrics

California took on anti-vaxxers, and won

(HealthDay)—California's crackdown on childhood vaccination exemptions cut in half the percentage of kindergartners who didn't have their required immunizations, a new study shows.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

California law led to an increase in childhood vaccination rates

A first of its kind analysis published today by researchers at the George Washington University (GW) found that a 2016 California vaccine law boosted protective coverage against measles and other serious childhood diseases ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Washington state limits exemptions for measles vaccine

Parents in Washington state will no longer be able to claim a personal or philosophical exemption for their children from receiving the combined measles, mumps and rubella vaccine before attending a day care center or school ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Florida measles threat grows as more young children go unvaccinated

As measles outbreaks are popping up across the country and the number of unvaccinated children in Florida is climbing, state health officials and parents worry that one of the most infectious diseases that was practically ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A case against vaccine religious exemptions

As of April 4, the U.S. has confirmed 465 cases of measles in 2019. This is the second-largest outbreak since health officials declared measles eliminated in 2000—a milestone that was largely due to widespread vaccination.

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