The Democrat-led Senate and Assembly voted Thursday to repeal the exemption, which allows parents to cite religious beliefs to forego getting their child the vaccines required for school enrollment.
A decade ago, there were less than 100 measles cases a year. Now, just about six months into 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report there are 971. That’s the highest tally since 1992, when there were 963 cases … for the entire year.
A Kentucky student who refused the chickenpox vaccine contracted the infection two months after he sued the local health department because of a policy temporarily barring students who aren’t immune against chickenpox from going to classes.
Maureen McCormick is furious that an anti-vaccination group is using her image to downplay the seriousness of measles.
A total of 387 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 15 states from January 1 to March 28, 2019. This is the second greatest number of cases reported in the US since measles was eliminated in 2000.
A Kentucky student is suing his local health department after it barred students who aren’t immunized against the chickenpox from attending school and canceled extracurricular activities during an outbreak that has affected 32 people.
It’s a daily routine for pediatricians: Promise a lollipop or sticker to a 4-year-old child in return for giving them a shot. Then, watch as they melt down and their parents chase them around the clinic.
Experts who have studied vaccines and immunology acknowledge that many parents who don’t vaccinate their children are well-educated and also appear to be the victims of a widespread misinformation campaign.
Washington state’s governor, Jay Inslee, declared a state of emergency on Friday after officials confirmed there were 31 cases of measles.
The nasal spray flu vaccine, or FluMist, appeared to have reduced effectiveness in protecting against the flu compared with the traditional shot among children in past flu seasons, according to a new study.
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“We should get vaccinated now. The best time is certainly before October 31,” said Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health.
Maryland students in kindergarten through fourth grade need two doses of the chickenpox vaccine. Also, students entering grades seven through 11 need Tdap and meningococcal vaccines.
The Maryland Department of Health announced Thursday that they have confirmed the first three cases of influenza for the 2017-2018 season.
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