SALT LAKE CITY – If you opt your child out of school required immunizations, you have to sign an exemption form. Now, a Utah lawmaker wants parents to acknowledge some of the risks behind that decision and is proposing they watch an online educational video as well. 347 more words
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People who visited certain locations in Calgary mid-January, including the city’s airport, may have been exposed to measles, Alberta Health Services (AHS) warned Thursday.
Measles is an “extremely contagious disease, spread easily through the air,” AHS said. 364 more words
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A rise in the number of Texas students who forgo vaccinations is troubling public health officials and runs contrary to efforts in California and elsewhere to ensure students get immunized. 181 more words
(KUTV) The Utah Department of Health recently compiled numbers that show more Utah children are being exempted from immunizations by their parents. That’s very close to the five-percent threshold that health officials say puts “herd immunity” at risk. 326 more words