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Arizona panel votes to expand vaccine exemptions | TheHill – The Hill

Fri, 22 Feb 2019
Arizona panel votes to expand vaccine exemptions | TheHill  The Hill

An Arizona legislative panel on Thursday voted to approve a series of bills that expand exemptions for mandatory vaccinations.

The law and vaccine resistance – Science Magazine

Thu, 21 Feb 2019

  1. The law and vaccine resistance  Science Magazine
  2. Some anti-vaccination parents cite religious exemptions. Measles outbreaks could change that.  Washington Post
  3. Measles vaccine opponents take fight to the state capital in wake of new bill  KOMO News
  4. Clamour for vaccines as measles outbreak kills nearly 1,000 children in Madagascar  The Telegraph
  5. Cleveland’s vaccine bill gets Senate committee hearing  The Columbian
  6. View full coverage on Google News

Flu Vaccine Compositions For 2019-2020 Announced – PrecisionVaccinations

Thu, 21 Feb 2019
Flu Vaccine Compositions For 2019-2020 Announced  PrecisionVaccinations

The World Health Organization (WHO) issued its recommendations on the composition of the influenza vaccines for deployment during the 2019-2020 flu …

Dr. Marc Siegel: Measles outbreaks are far worse than the vaccine that can prevent them – Fox News

Fri, 22 Feb 2019
Dr. Marc Siegel: Measles outbreaks are far worse than the vaccine that can prevent them  Fox News

The measles vaccine managed to stamp out native measles in the U.S. entirely in 2000. This accomplishment was a huge triumph. Unfortunately, the disease …

WHO issues recommendations on next season’s flu vaccine composition – NBCNews.com

Thu, 21 Feb 2019
WHO issues recommendations on next season’s flu vaccine composition  NBCNews.com

The World Health Organization issued new recommendations Thursday on the composition of the influenza vaccines for use in the 2019-20 flu season in the …

FDA Chief Warns States to Reduce Vaccine Exemptions—or the Feds May Step In – Fortune

Sat, 23 Feb 2019
FDA Chief Warns States to Reduce Vaccine Exemptions—or the Feds May Step In  Fortune

FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb says that vaccine exemptions allowed by most states are causing the ‘avoidable tragedy’ of measles outbreaks.

Pinterest is blocking all searches on vaccinations to stop spread of misinformation – USA TODAY

Thu, 21 Feb 2019
Pinterest is blocking all searches on vaccinations to stop spread of misinformation  USA TODAY

Pinterest has blocked all searches on vaccinations as part of an effort to stop the spread of misinformation related to anti-vaxx posts.

FDA Head Says the Federal Government May Have to Set Vaccine Policies If State Laws Continue to Allow Outbreaks – TIME

Thu, 21 Feb 2019
FDA Head Says the Federal Government May Have to Set Vaccine Policies If State Laws Continue to Allow Outbreaks  TIME

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said the federal government might someday regulate vaccine policies if “lax” state vaccine …

Shingrix shingles vaccine: Side effects, shortages, age and more – TODAY

Thu, 21 Feb 2019
Shingrix shingles vaccine: Side effects, shortages, age and more  TODAY

What is Shingrix, the new shingles vaccine? We break down the Shingrix shingles vaccine side effects, the Shingrix shortage, the shingles vaccine age and …

Herrera Beutler Calls for ‘Respect’ Amid Measles Outbreak, Vaccine Debate – Centralia Chronicle

Fri, 22 Feb 2019
Herrera Beutler Calls for ‘Respect’ Amid Measles Outbreak, Vaccine Debate  Centralia Chronicle

Washington State — and the 3rd congressional district in particular — has become the center of a fraught national debate over vaccinations following a measles …

Vaccine Discussions May Be Most Helpful During Early Pregnancy : Shots – Health News – NPR

Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Vaccine Discussions May Be Most Helpful During Early Pregnancy : Shots – Health News  NPR

A mother in Greenville, S.C., was startled by how many parents were opting not to immunize their kids, so she started her own group to counter misinformation …

Vaccination is part of the social contract. Somehow, we’ve lost sight of that – The Globe and Mail

Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Vaccination is part of the social contract. Somehow, we’ve lost sight of that  The Globe and Mail

Robert Ragotte is a PhD student and Rhodes scholar in the Nuffield Department of Medicine at the University of Oxford, where he studies malaria vaccines.

YouTube won’t let anti-vaccine videos make advertising money for their creators, citing a policy around ‘dangerous or harmful’ content – Business Insider

Sat, 23 Feb 2019
YouTube won’t let anti-vaccine videos make advertising money for their creators, citing a policy around ‘dangerous or harmful’ content  Business Insider

YouTube channels that promote anti-vaccination (anti-vax) *content* are not allowed to run ads on the video sharing platform, according to a policy first reported …

Morning Break: Rebranding Eating Disorders; Spike in Kratom Concerns; Vaccine Laws – MedPage Today

Fri, 22 Feb 2019
Morning Break: Rebranding Eating Disorders; Spike in Kratom Concerns; Vaccine Laws  MedPage Today

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff.

Garrett bar worker diagnosed with Hepatitis A – WANE

Thu, 21 Feb 2019
Garrett bar worker diagnosed with Hepatitis A  WANE

GARRETT, Ind. (WANE) – Health officials are urging customers of a Garrett bar to get the Hepatitis A vaccine after a possible exposure was discovered.

Pinterest Blocks Vaccination Searches in Move to Control the Conversation – The Wall Street Journal

Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Pinterest Blocks Vaccination Searches in Move to Control the Conversation  The Wall Street Journal

Pinterest has stopped returning search results for terms relating to vaccinations, a drastic step aimed at curbing the spread of misinformation.

‘Vaccines Cause Adults': Pediatric staff’s response to anti-vaxxers after measles outbreak – USA TODAY

Fri, 22 Feb 2019
‘Vaccines Cause Adults': Pediatric staff’s response to anti-vaxxers after measles outbreak  USA TODAY

Staff at a New York pediatric office sought to be “as loud” as anti-vaxxers and make headlines with the slogan “Vaccines Cause Adults.” They did.

Hundreds rally to fight for vaccine exemptions – KIRO Seattle

Thu, 21 Feb 2019
Hundreds rally to fight for vaccine exemptions  KIRO Seattle

Parents fearing forced vaccinations rallied before today’s hearing in Olympia, chanting, “Our children, our health, out right to choose!”

Nationwide shingles vaccine shortage impacting the Treasure Valley – Idaho News

Sat, 23 Feb 2019
Nationwide shingles vaccine shortage impacting the Treasure Valley  Idaho News

“After being on the list for a year, I made it to the top 20 and I could get it today, except you can’t get it while you are displaying symptoms,” says Northender Jim …

Facebook considers burying anti-vaccine posts after pressure from Congress – Washington Examiner

Thu, 21 Feb 2019
Facebook considers burying anti-vaccine posts after pressure from Congress  Washington Examiner

Facebook is considering making it harder to find anti-vaccine *content* in its search results and excluding organizations pushing anti-vaccine messages from …

Science being ‘debunked:’ Why are some countries making a vaccine U-turn? – CNN

Mon, 18 Feb 2019
Science being ‘debunked:’ Why are some countries making a vaccine U-turn?  CNN

More than a century before Facebook, anti-vaccination campaigners had another method for spreading their message — an eye-catching march through town …

Vaccine Rejection: Truth and Consequences – Scientific American

Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Vaccine Rejection: Truth and Consequences  Scientific American

Kent State epidemiologist Tara Smith talks about vaccines, recent preventable measles outbreaks and her 2017 journal article on vaccine rejection.

Pregnant, nursing women can now be given Ebola vaccine, UN health agency announces – africanews

Fri, 22 Feb 2019
Pregnant, nursing women can now be given Ebola vaccine, UN health agency announces  africanews

The announcement was issued on Wednesday from Beijing after a consultation meeting by the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization, …

Everyone can be an effective advocate for vaccination: here’s how – The Conversation AU

Tue, 19 Feb 2019
Everyone can be an effective advocate for vaccination: here’s how  The Conversation AU

You don’t have to be an expert to be an effective advocate for vaccination. Here are some tips if you find yourself talking to someone who isn’t convinced they …

Hundreds sign up to speak at hearing on vaccine exemptions – Q13 News Seattle

Thu, 21 Feb 2019
Hundreds sign up to speak at hearing on vaccine exemptions  Q13 News Seattle

OLYMPIA, Wash. – On Wednesday, the center of Washington State’s Capitol turned into a pulpit for people against vaccines. “We are anti dangerous vaccines, …

Anti-vaccine talk is an ‘attack on our nation’s health’ and must end, California lawmaker says – Sacramento Bee

Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Anti-vaccine talk is an ‘attack on our nation’s health’ and must end, California lawmaker says  Sacramento Bee

As deadly diseases like measles make a comeback, a California lawmaker is urging the surgeon general to make fighting anti-vaccine misinformation a public …

Arizona vaccine exemptions: New House Bills could change parental rights, options – ABC15 Arizona

Tue, 19 Feb 2019
Arizona vaccine exemptions: New House Bills could change parental rights, options  ABC15 Arizona

Arizona is one of 17 states that allow parents to exempt their kids, based on personal opinion, from receiving vaccines before entering the classroom. House Bill …

Pinterest removes vaccine-related posts from search engine to avoid spread of misinformation – WPVI-TV

Fri, 22 Feb 2019
Pinterest removes vaccine-related posts from search engine to avoid spread of misinformation  WPVI-TV

On the popular site, you can get inspiration on anything from recipes to party ideas to fitness tips, but when it comes to the topic of vaccination, you won’t find a …

Vaccine Hesitancy Tied To Community Norms : Shots – Health News – NPR

Wed, 13 Feb 2019
Vaccine Hesitancy Tied To Community Norms : Shots – Health News  NPR

Families learn to be skeptical about vaccines in communities where incomplete vaccination is the norm. A researcher into the phenomenon found that people …

Vaccine storage too often fails to meet standards – NBCNews.com

Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Vaccine storage too often fails to meet standards  NBCNews.com

By correcting one potential error, the Ventura County Health Care Agency in California accidentally made another — and jeopardized vaccines given to …

Battle Ground doctor co-founds vaccine organization – The Columbian

Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Battle Ground doctor co-founds vaccine organization  The Columbian

BATTLE GROUND — A new measles vaccine advocacy organization called Vaccinate Washington has Clark County connections.

Flu vaccine is just 39% effective in high-risk adults – Daily Mail

Fri, 22 Feb 2019
Flu vaccine is just 39% effective in high-risk adults  Daily Mail

Mid-season figures released by Public Health England reveal the jab is less than 40 per cent effective against this season’s strain in high-risk adults aged …

Court orders 12-year-old to be vaccinated for measles despite father’s refusal – The Times of Israel

Fri, 22 Feb 2019
Court orders 12-year-old to be vaccinated for measles despite father’s refusal  The Times of Israel

Amid resurgence of disease, Tel Aviv judge accepts mother’s petition, likens avoiding inoculation to crossing the road with eyes covered and hoping not to be hit …

Bend legislator proposes to end non-medical vaccine exemptions for state – The Register-Guard

Fri, 22 Feb 2019
Bend legislator proposes to end non-medical vaccine exemptions for state  The Register-Guard

An Oregon legislator is attempting to end the state’s non-medical vaccine exemption for children. Rep. Cheri Helt, D-Bend, announced Friday that she is …

Health Experts Denounce Anti-Vaxxers For Vaccine ‘Crisis’, Call For Stronger Legislation – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

Thu, 21 Feb 2019
Health Experts Denounce Anti-Vaxxers For Vaccine ‘Crisis’, Call For Stronger Legislation  CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – In the last couple of weeks, numerous North Texas schools have closed due to flu outbreaks and there are currently 9 cases of …

Merck to Acquire Immune Design for $300M, Boosting Immunotherapy Vaccine Pipeline – Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Thu, 21 Feb 2019
Merck to Acquire Immune Design for $300M, Boosting Immunotherapy Vaccine Pipeline  Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Merck & Co. said today it has agreed to acquire Immune Design for approximately $300 million, in a deal designed to boost the buyer’s vaccine pipeline and …

Measles outbreak: It’s time to get tougher on vaccinations – Durham Herald Sun

Mon, 18 Feb 2019
Measles outbreak: It’s time to get tougher on vaccinations  Durham Herald Sun

North Carolina should eliminate an immunization loophole that threatens children and can contribute to outbreaks.

‘Killer cells’ could lead to one-time flu vaccine – Futurity: Research News

Tue, 19 Feb 2019
‘Killer cells’ could lead to one-time flu vaccine  Futurity: Research News

“Killer immune cells” can actually fight all strains of the influenza virus, report researchers. The finding could potentially lead to a universal, one-shot flu vaccine.

‘Bring back our #ChildHoodDiseases,’ White House official’s wife says as she criticizes vaccines – The Washington Post

Fri, 15 Feb 2019
‘Bring back our #ChildHoodDiseases,’ White House official’s wife says as she criticizes vaccines  The Washington Post

Darla Shine, the wife of White House communications director Bill Shine, said on Twitter that childhood diseases, such as measles, “keep you healthy & fight …

Measles outbreak 2019: States make it too easy to avoid vaccines – Vox.com

Sat, 16 Feb 2019
Measles outbreak 2019: States make it too easy to avoid vaccines  Vox.com

The era of religious and moral vaccine exemptions needs to end — and fast.

Amid measles outbreaks, Facebook considering how to reduce spread of anti-vaccine content – CNN

Fri, 15 Feb 2019
Amid measles outbreaks, Facebook considering how to reduce spread of anti-vaccine content  CNN

Facebook is looking into suppressing certain anti-vaccine messaging on its social platform. The move comes after House Intelligence Committee Chairman …

Arizona lawmaker: All ingredients, side effects must be disclosed before any vaccine – Arizona Daily Star

Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Arizona lawmaker: All ingredients, side effects must be disclosed before any vaccine  Arizona Daily Star

PHOENIX — A state senator wants to mandate that parents be told exactly which ingredients and chemicals are in vaccines before their children are inoculated.

Washington state House committee passes bill to ban personal, philosophical vaccine exemptions | TheHill – The Hill

Sat, 16 Feb 2019
Washington state House committee passes bill to ban personal, philosophical vaccine exemptions | TheHill  The Hill

A Washington state House committee on Friday passed a bill to ban the personal or philosophical exemption for the vaccine against measles, mumps and …

Do I need a measles booster? Adult vaccine questions answered – USA TODAY

Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Do I need a measles booster? Adult vaccine questions answered  USA TODAY

A measles outbreak in Washington has reignited a conversation about vaccinating children. But what do adults need to know about preventing the contagious …

This year’s flu vaccine is doing well, but deaths are still high – The Washington Post

Thu, 14 Feb 2019
This year’s flu vaccine is doing well, but deaths are still high  The Washington Post

This season’s flu vaccine reduces the need to go to the doctor’s office by about half, according to figures released Thursday. But in a reminder of how deadly the …

YouTube bans anti-vaccination videos from running advertisements | TheHill – The Hill

Sat, 23 Feb 2019
YouTube bans anti-vaccination videos from running advertisements | TheHill  The Hill

YouTube said Friday that it will ban channels that promote *content* that advocates against vaccination from running advertisements. A spokesperson for the …

Britons urged to get flu vaccine as critical cases rise above 2,000 – The Guardian

Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Britons urged to get flu vaccine as critical cases rise above 2,000  The Guardian

Flu has left more than 2,000 Britons needing life-or-death treatment in an intensive care unit (ICU) this winter, even though the virus is circulating at unusually …

Measles vaccine once again under attack by anti-vaccine fearmongers like Darla Shine – NBC News

Fri, 15 Feb 2019
Measles vaccine once again under attack by anti-vaccine fearmongers like Darla Shine  NBC News

Measles outbreak 2019: Measles vaccine once again under attack by anti-vaccine movement leaders like Darla Shine.

Measles Outbreak Spurs Vaccination Surge in Anti-Vaxxer Hotspot – Live Science

Fri, 08 Feb 2019
Measles Outbreak Spurs Vaccination Surge in Anti-Vaxxer Hotspot  Live Science

Weeks after a hotspot for anti-vaxxers turned into a hotspot for measles infections, vaccination rates have surged in the area, according to news reports.

Amid measles outbreak, clinics scramble to keep up with vaccine demand – CNN

Fri, 08 Feb 2019
Amid measles outbreak, clinics scramble to keep up with vaccine demand  CNN

Demand for measles vaccine has surged in the Washington county where the highly contagious virus is linked to more than 50 confirmed illnesses this year …

Flu Season: Up to 19,000 People Have Died; Vaccine Protecting About Half Who Get It – The Weather Channel

Fri, 15 Feb 2019
Flu Season: Up to 19,000 People Have Died; Vaccine Protecting About Half Who Get It  The Weather Channel

The flu vaccine is protecting about half of the people who received it this season, and most people who do become sick have a milder strain of influenza.

Make vaccines mandatory, says expert, warning Alberta at risk of ‘significant’ outbreak – CBC.ca

Thu, 21 Feb 2019
Make vaccines mandatory, says expert, warning Alberta at risk of ‘significant’ outbreak  CBC.ca

Alberta’s low vaccination rate is putting it at risk of a measles outbreak and the province should consider making vaccines mandatory, says an infectious disease …

Ohio Teen Gets Himself Vaccinated, Inspires Others – WebMD

Fri, 15 Feb 2019
Ohio Teen Gets Himself Vaccinated, Inspires Others  WebMD

Feb. 15, 2019 — Ethan Lindenberger of Norwalk, OH, has been thrust into an unusual position. He’s been fielding nonstop questions from peers wanting to know …

Teen gets vaccinated despite mother’s concerns – CNN

Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Teen gets vaccinated despite mother’s concerns  CNN

Ethan Lindenberger says he got vaccinated, despite his parents’ concerns, as soon as he turned 18. Having grown up as unvaccinated child, he turned to Reddit …

Strong majority of Canadians support mandatory vaccinations for children entering school: poll – Global News

Fri, 22 Feb 2019
Strong majority of Canadians support mandatory vaccinations for children entering school: poll  Global News

WATCH: With the measles vaccine mandatory in several provinces, and a measles outbreak in Vancouver, a new poll confirms the majority of B.C. wants the …

FDA approves new 6-in-1 vaccine for toddlers – KXAN.com

Mon, 18 Feb 2019
FDA approves new 6-in-1 vaccine for toddlers  KXAN.com

One less shot and maybe fewer tears is what a new vaccine promises.

Govt hospitals in Rajouri, Poonch ‘lack’ anti-rabies vaccine – Greater Kashmir

Fri, 22 Feb 2019
Govt hospitals in Rajouri, Poonch ‘lack’ anti-rabies vaccine  Greater Kashmir

At a time when dog menace is on a rise, all the government hospitals in Rajouri and Poonch districts are facing acute shortage of anti-rabies vaccine, forcing …

Vaccines don’t work against some viruses. CRISPR might fix that – STAT

Tue, 19 Feb 2019
Vaccines don’t work against some viruses. CRISPR might fix that  STAT

Scientists are using genome editing tools to reprogram the immune system’s B cells to produce specific antibodies needed to protect against viruses.

Iowa lawmakers reject anti-vaccine proposals – CBS News

Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Iowa lawmakers reject anti-vaccine proposals  CBS News

A state Senate subcommittee voted against advancing the bill that would have created the Vaccination Safety and Right of Refusal Act.

Mistrust of vaccinations contributes to global measles outbreaks – Financial Times

Mon, 18 Feb 2019
Mistrust of vaccinations contributes to global measles outbreaks  Financial Times

Despite the rising number of measles cases and an official push to boost immunisations, Alexandre Cerqueira and his partner Nhep Srey Mom are determined …

The Philippines Permanently Bans a Dengue Vaccine That Set Off Health Scare – Bloomberg

Wed, 20 Feb 2019
The Philippines Permanently Bans a Dengue Vaccine That Set Off Health Scare  Bloomberg

Sanofi’s controversial dengue vaccine was dealt another blow as the Philippines permanently banned the treatment, which set off a health scare in the country.

Local pediatric office sends unique message about vaccinations – 13WHAM-TV

Mon, 18 Feb 2019
Local pediatric office sends unique message about vaccinations  13WHAM-TV

Rochester, N. Y. (WHAM) – A recent outbreak of the measles in Monroe County has some local physicians looking for unique ways to get the message out about …

Washington measles outbreak draws crowd to hearing on vaccine law – The Washington Post

Fri, 08 Feb 2019
Washington measles outbreak draws crowd to hearing on vaccine law  The Washington Post

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Anti-vaccine activists packed a public hearing Friday to oppose a bill that would make it harder for families to opt out of vaccination …

Measles are coming back because of vaccination loopholes – The Verge

Wed, 30 Jan 2019
Measles are coming back because of vaccination loopholes  The Verge

Yet another measles outbreak is endangering children — this one in Washington state. Of the 37 people already infected in this outbreak, at least 32 weren’t …

Opinion | PETERBOROUGH LETTER: Measles kills, making vaccine so important – ThePeterboroughExaminer.com

Fri, 22 Feb 2019
Opinion | PETERBOROUGH LETTER: Measles kills, making vaccine so important  ThePeterboroughExaminer.com

Thank you for your editorial on the measles vaccine (Feb. 19). Measles kills. I know it. Before the advent of the measles vaccine, an uncle of mine died in his 50s, …

Vaccine misinformation and Infowars: Researchers wary of Facebook’s embrace of ‘Groups’ – NBC News

Sat, 16 Feb 2019
Vaccine misinformation and Infowars: Researchers wary of Facebook’s embrace of ‘Groups’  NBC News

Two years after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his company would embrace groups, researchers are expressing concern that they now know less about …

The MMR vaccine covers mumps and rubella, too. Are outbreaks of these next? – Popular Science

Mon, 11 Feb 2019
The MMR vaccine covers mumps and rubella, too. Are outbreaks of these next?  Popular Science

Even as parents literally rally to maintain the rights to not vaccinate their kids, thousands of others are rushing to get the MMR shot in the midst of measles …

The endless hunt for the perfect flu vaccine – The Guardian

Thu, 24 Jan 2019
The endless hunt for the perfect flu vaccine  The Guardian

The long read: We’ve seen off smallpox, polio and measles – so why does a truly reliable flu jab still elude us.

Woman Whose Life Was ‘Destroyed’ By Vaccine Urges Others To Get Vaccinated In Brilliant Viral Thread – IFLScience

Fri, 25 Jan 2019
Woman Whose Life Was ‘Destroyed’ By Vaccine Urges Others To Get Vaccinated In Brilliant Viral Thread  IFLScience

People are sharing one woman’s story of how she developed a condition after having a vaccine, but still urges others to get vaccinated, after a new report.

Some states allow parents to get out of vaccinations. Then this happens – CNN

Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Some states allow parents to get out of vaccinations. Then this happens  CNN

Two states experiencing a measles outbreak, Washington and Oregon, allow parents to opt out of vaccines simply because they want to.

Why a Mom Finally Decided to Vaccinate Her Kids After 15 Years—And What That Can Teach Us About Talking to Vaccine Skeptics – TIME

Thu, 14 Feb 2019
Why a Mom Finally Decided to Vaccinate Her Kids After 15 Years—And What That Can Teach Us About Talking to Vaccine Skeptics  TIME

Kristina Kruzan vaccinated her children after 15 years thanks to naturopath Elias Kass. Experts say her decision could teach doctors about improving vaccine …

Insurers Are Not Paying Enough For HPV Vaccines — And Our Kids Are Paying The Price – Forbes

Tue, 19 Feb 2019
Insurers Are Not Paying Enough For HPV Vaccines — And Our Kids Are Paying The Price  Forbes

The HPV vaccine saves lives. Vaccinate your teenage daughter against HPV, and you will increase the chance she will live to old age. Simple as that.

Local News Assemblymember Pat Burke co-sponsors legislation to ban vaccine exemptions Ala Errebhi 11:24 – WKBW-TV

Tue, 19 Feb 2019
Local News Assemblymember Pat Burke co-sponsors legislation to ban vaccine exemptions Ala Errebhi 11:24  WKBW-TV

After cases of measles were detected in 10 states, including New York, Burke has announced he is co-sponsoring legislation to ban vaccine exemptions.

New herpes zoster vaccine predicted to be more cost effective than predecessor – 2 Minute Medicine

Fri, 22 Feb 2019
New herpes zoster vaccine predicted to be more cost effective than predecessor  2 Minute Medicine

1. In a computational model, the new “recombinant zoster vaccine” (RZV) was predicted to be most cost-effective than the previous gold standard, the zoster.

A new protocol for Hepatitis A vaccination to prevent a vaccine-resistant virus – EurekAlert

Fri, 08 Feb 2019
A new protocol for Hepatitis A vaccination to prevent a vaccine-resistant virus  EurekAlert

Researchers of the University of Barcelona (UB) have analysed, with massive sequencing techniques for the first time, the evolution of the Hepatitis A virus with …

Tiny, Motorized Pill Delivers Vaccine to Mouse Intestine – The Scientist

Fri, 15 Feb 2019
Tiny, Motorized Pill Delivers Vaccine to Mouse Intestine  The Scientist

A new type of vaccine vehicle—this one literally has a teeny tiny motor—can drive itself to the mucosal linings of mouse intestines, potentially allowing for …

Can teenagers get vaccinated without their parents’ permission? – New Scientist News

Thu, 14 Feb 2019
Can teenagers get vaccinated without their parents’ permission?  New Scientist News

As measles outbreaks take hold, some teenagers in the US are beginning to look for ways to get vaccinated – against their parents’ wishes.

Russian social media fuels vaccine anxiety as measles spreads in Washington State – KUOW News and Information

Tue, 19 Feb 2019
Russian social media fuels vaccine anxiety as measles spreads in Washington State  KUOW News and Information

VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON — A recent measles outbreak here, just across the Oregon border, is being linked to a strain from Eastern Europe. At the same …

Texas Air-Drops 1 Million Rabies Vaccine Packets – PrecisionVaccinations

Wed, 13 Feb 2019
Texas Air-Drops 1 Million Rabies Vaccine Packets  PrecisionVaccinations

Winter 2019 marks the 25th year that aircrafts in Texas will drop packets of rabies vaccine over wild areas to vaccinate wildlife and prevent the spread of this …

As Americans reject vaccines, health workers abroad risk death to deliver them – The Washington Post

Wed, 13 Feb 2019
As Americans reject vaccines, health workers abroad risk death to deliver them  The Washington Post

Vaccines are readily available in the United States. Elsewhere, health workers confront dangerous challenges to deliver them.

Baby vaccination delay upsets Coquitlam family – The Tri-City News

Thu, 21 Feb 2019
Baby vaccination delay upsets Coquitlam family  The Tri-City News

A Coquitlam family is facing worry and frustration because of a lengthy wait to get their baby vaccinated. Chris and Nicole Cordova waited 45 minutes to reach …

Teen Gets Vaccines During Measles Outbreak, Despite Mom’s Belief : Shots – Health News – NPR

Sat, 09 Feb 2019
Teen Gets Vaccines During Measles Outbreak, Despite Mom’s Belief : Shots – Health News  NPR

Ethan Lindenberger had never received vaccines for diseases like polio or measles because his mom is anti-vaccine. Now he’s 18, he’s finally getting his shots.

City of Joburg’s HPV vaccine drive targets 30 000 schoolgirls – IOL

Fri, 22 Feb 2019
City of Joburg’s HPV vaccine drive targets 30 000 schoolgirls  IOL

The campaign to protect girls against cervical cancer is in full swing at public schools across the City of Johannesburg.

EDITORIAL | Minnesota bill would counter dangerous vaccine disinformation – Star Tribune

Tue, 19 Feb 2019
EDITORIAL | Minnesota bill would counter dangerous vaccine disinformation  Star Tribune

Funding for outreach, education is needed as measles cases are confirmed in 10 states.

Hundreds protest against Washington state vaccine bill that would require measles shots – USA TODAY

Mon, 11 Feb 2019
Hundreds protest against Washington state vaccine bill that would require measles shots  USA TODAY

The bill would not allow parents to opt out of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine for their school-age children.

Oregon lawmaker wants to end non-medical exemptions to school vaccine requirement – KATU

Mon, 11 Feb 2019
Oregon lawmaker wants to end non-medical exemptions to school vaccine requirement  KATU

From the beginning of the year until now, health authorities have confirmed 53 measles cases in Clark County and four separate cases linked to the outbreak in …

6 Measles vaccination and autism: Father’s shocking admission – NEWS.com.au

Fri, 22 Feb 2019
6 Measles vaccination and autism: Father’s shocking admission  NEWS.com.au

Authorities in Canada have begun ordering students to stay at home until they can provide proof they’ve been vaccinated for measles as an outbreak spreads …

Some doctors helping anti-vaccine parents get medical exemptions – NBCNews.com

Sun, 27 Jan 2019
Some doctors helping anti-vaccine parents get medical exemptions  NBCNews.com

An increasing number of anti-vaccination parents in California are finding ways to avoid immunizations for their children, with the help of doctors who are …

Proposed bills will allow religious exemption to vaccination, require vaccine info disclosures – FOX 10 News Phoenix

Tue, 29 Jan 2019
Proposed bills will allow religious exemption to vaccination, require vaccine info disclosures  FOX 10 News Phoenix

A number of bills related to vaccinations have been introduced at the Arizona State Capitol.

People’s Fears About Vaccines Aren’t Just About Vaccines – Slate

Mon, 04 Feb 2019
People’s Fears About Vaccines Aren’t Just About Vaccines  Slate

The anti-vaccine movement understood through the lens of moral foundations theory.

Amid measles outbreak, some unvaccinated teens are seeking ways to get their shots – NBCNews.com

Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Amid measles outbreak, some unvaccinated teens are seeking ways to get their shots  NBCNews.com

Amid concerns over the measles outbreak more minors are raising questions about whether they can provide their own consent to get vaccines.

DepEd mulls ‘no vaccination, no enrollment’ policy – ABS-CBN News

Fri, 22 Feb 2019
DepEd mulls ‘no vaccination, no enrollment’ policy  ABS-CBN News

MANILA – The Department of Education (DepEd) on Friday said it will review the proposal of the Department of Health to implement a ‘no vaccination, no …

Cholera vaccine campaign begins in Harare – Bulawayo24 News

Fri, 22 Feb 2019
Cholera vaccine campaign begins in Harare  Bulawayo24 News

A major typhoid vaccination campaign begins today in Harare to tackle a drug-resistant outbreak of the disease.The campaign aims to vaccinate 325000 people …

‘Even healthy kids [could] die’: Measles outbreak prompts vaccine plea from mom of transplant recipient – Global News

Sun, 17 Feb 2019
‘Even healthy kids [could] die’: Measles outbreak prompts vaccine plea from mom of transplant recipient  Global News

A B.C. mom says Vancouver’s measles outbreak proves how low vaccination rates put her eight-eight-year-old daughter’s life at risk.

Study shows promising results for flu vaccine, Madison’s FluGen says – Madison.com

Wed, 13 Feb 2019
Study shows promising results for flu vaccine, Madison’s FluGen says  Madison.com

The study by FluGen Inc. simulated the mismatch that frequently occurs when flu strains circulating in winter don’t match those in the annual vaccine.

New insight on potent HIV antibody could improve vaccine design: Early mutation in neutralizing antibody gives it flexibility to adapt to virus’s changes – Science Daily

Wed, 20 Feb 2019
New insight on potent HIV antibody could improve vaccine design: Early mutation in neutralizing antibody gives it flexibility to adapt to virus’s changes  Science Daily

A new observation highlights the importance of previously unstudied mutations that arises early in bnAbs, giving the antibodies the flexibility to adapt to changes …

Court rules against WNY mom who sought religious exemption from vaccines – newyorkupstate.com

Fri, 15 Feb 2019
Court rules against WNY mom who sought religious exemption from vaccines  newyorkupstate.com

Marina Williams sought a religious exemption from vaccine requirements for her daughters.

America’s Epidemic of Vaccine Exemptions – The New Republic

Thu, 31 Jan 2019
America’s Epidemic of Vaccine Exemptions  The New Republic

New York and Washington allow parents to refuse vaccinations for non-medical reasons. Both states are experiencing major measles outbreaks. This is not a …

Global measles outbreak is bringing vaccine exemptions into the spotlight – Axios

Thu, 14 Feb 2019
Global measles outbreak is bringing vaccine exemptions into the spotlight  Axios

The federal government may try to take action if states don’t tighten their vaccine exemption laws and measles continues to spread in sections of the U.S., FDA …

‘Reborn’ typhoid vaccine to be introduced in Zimbabwe in a bid to halt drug resistance – The Telegraph

Tue, 19 Feb 2019
‘Reborn’ typhoid vaccine to be introduced in Zimbabwe in a bid to halt drug resistance  The Telegraph

Zimbabwe is set to vaccinate hundreds of thousands of people against typhoid in a bid to stop an outbreak which includes drug-resistant strains of the disease.