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BETSY MCKAY and JEANNE WHALEN: Vaccine Skeptics on the Rise

Wall Street Journal: Latest Measles Outbreak Shines Light on Trend Worrying Health Officials

The measles outbreak that began at California’s Disneyland Resort last month is part of a new trend that worries public health officials. 51 more words


Fewer kindergarteners skip vaccinations under California law

LOS ANGELES – Fewer California parents opted out of vaccinations for their children entering kindergarten last year following the adoption of a law that makes it harder to go without the shots, state figures show. 324 more words


Wait. What?

At my first visit with my OB about a month ago, she informed me that I am not immune to chicken pox or rubella.  Since both of those vaccines use live viruses and I can’t have them when I’m pregnant, I was told to be careful. 415 more words


The Preg-sperience: The Why and the How

It’s been a while since the last time I wrote in my blog. Lots of things has happened, most of them were great though some were sorrow. 3,025 more words


12-year study confirms overall safety of measles vaccines.

A 12-year study of two measles-containing vaccines found that seven main adverse outcomes were unlikely after either vaccine.  The study, conducted by the Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center, included children aged 12 to 23 months from January 2000 through June 2012 who received measles-mumps-rubella-varicella (MMRV) or separately administered, same-day measles-mumps-rubella and varicella (MMR + V) vaccines. 309 more words


Attitude toward immunization and risk perception of measles, rubella, mumps, varicella, and pertussis in health care workers working in 6 hospitals of Florence, Italy 2011.

Health care workers (HCWs) are at risk of infection and transmission of vaccine-preventable infectious diseases. In recent years cases of measles or varicella in health care workers were observed with increasing frequency. 308 more words


Michigan reports "dangerously low" vaccination rates

Michigan’s vaccination rate is 45 percent among state residents a county public health adviser points out. According to The Windsor Star citing Michigan Live, potential exposure to preventable diseases such as measles, mumps, rubella and pertussis is on the rise due to increasing amounts of parents obtaining immunization waivers for their children to attend state schools. 189 more words