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Childhood Vaccinations

One Mom's Message on World Autism Awareness Day

Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo | Posted 04.01.2016 | Parents
Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo

So here's the deal. I don't know if there's really anything I can say that hasn't been said. The only thing I can tell you from my heart is this: I'm a mom who on a daily basis (sometimes hourly) worries about her son. He's four now and in my mind, I think, "Well, we've got a few years before others start to make fun of him."

The Mistakes People Make when They Write about Vaccine Safety

Ann Reid | Posted 08.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Ann Reid

Stories about childhood vaccination in general, and the safety and desirability of having your children vaccinated in particular, should not be illustrated with needles and syringes.

An Anthropological Approach To California's Vaccination Problem

Pacific Standard | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living

As we were reminded during California's recent measles outbreak, a surprising number of well-educated people decide each year not to have their childr...

I Love LA, But Not the Low Vaccination Rates

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 05.05.2016 | Parents
Morra Aarons-Mele

What would enacting 277 mean? Parents can still elect not to vaccinate their kids -- they just can't send unvaccinated children to public school. There are no exemptions in SB277, unless they have a medical exemption.

Grandparents Have a Role in Vaccination Discussion

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

Grandparents can explain their concerns for their grandchildren. If they -- like me -- are old enough to have had measles or remember past epidemics, they can recall a person in their community who died or was impaired by this seemingly innocuous disease.

Autism Group Urges Parents To Vaccinate Children: 'Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism'

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.09.2015 | Impact

Updated on February 9, 2015; 3:18 p.m. EST. A leading autism advocacy group is advising parents to vaccinate their children, as a movement by caret...

Why My Son Isn't Vaccinated (It's Not What You Think)

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 01.19.2016 | Parents
Jamie Davis Smith

We all want what is best for our children, but the truth is that we are all in this together. Vaccines matter. They save lives. And when they are not given, the impact can be devastating and far-reaching.

States Want To Make Sure Kids Get Vaccinated Before School

edweek | Evie Blad | Posted 05.23.2014 | Parents

This piece comes to us courtesy of Education Week, where it was originally published. As outbreaks of preventable diseases have spread around the c...

Does the 2013 US Childhood Vaccine Schedule Really Recommend 27 Shots Before 2 Years of Age?

Quora | Posted 06.28.2013 | Parents

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Robyn Correll Carlyle, MPH The schedule recommends 27 doses of vaccines, but that doesn't ne...

Why I Traveled 3,000 Miles to Advocate for Children Who Aren't Mine

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 04.24.2013 | Impact
Lois Alter Mark

Every 20 seconds, a child around the world dies from a disease that could have been prevented by a vaccine. Annually, that number equals almost half the children entering kindergarten in the United States alone this year.

Childhood Vaccination: Introducing A Promising Milestone for Tomorrow's Children

Gro Brundtland | Posted 08.22.2011 | Healthy Living
Gro Brundtland

When I became the head of the World Health Organization in 1998, I was dismayed to see the reality of global health up close.

Childhood Vaccines: Music to the World's Ears

Bill Roedy | Posted 08.16.2011 | Impact
Bill Roedy

Each year more than 1.7 million children die from vaccine-preventable diseases. Childhood immunization has the power to change this. I am calling on CEOs and corporate executives to join me in the fight to reduce child mortality.

Vaccines: Veterinarians Are Better Than Human Doctors

Dr. Sherri Tenpenny | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sherri Tenpenny

It appears that veterinarians are more prudent about vaccination than their pediatrician counterparts. A comparison of Vets to Peds can be summarized as follows.

Is Jenny McCarthy Afraid Of The Truth About Autism?

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Iris Erlingsdottir

My aunt will never forget that day in 1975, when her 20 month old daughter woke up from a nap, crying petulantly. The child seemed to be having diffic...

Women Should Not Examine Their Breasts For Lumps

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

All of this reverses years of well-intended advice and public health information, proving once again that health information and advice is a matter of competing social and political forces.

Mr. and Ms. Gates Go To Washington, Host Roundtable On Global Health Funding

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Diane Tucker

The Gateses are visiting our nation's capital to reframe the conversation about global health aid. They said we should spend more time talking about what works and how to measure it.

British Schoolgirl Dies After HPV Vaccination

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A 14-year-old girl died a few hours after she received a vaccination shot meant to protect against a virus that causes cervical cancer, CBC News repor...

Upper East Side Ethics

Sheila Shayon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sheila Shayon

And then it dawned on me -- laser sharp -- our whole system is vulnerable. In my own little corner of the world, I had stumbled over another truth at the root of our collective, unbridled greed.

Measles Cases Rising In Chicago

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Federal health authorities revealed yesterday that Chicago lags behind the state and the country in childhood vaccinations. Many kids don't get their ...