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Here's The Truth About Vaccines And Herd Immunity

Natalia Reagan | Posted 04.26.2016 | Science
Natalia Reagan

This week is World Immunization Week and what better way to commemorate it than by discussing the facts about vaccines and the importance of herd immunity.

Measles Reported In One Of California’s Most Unvaccinated Counties

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 04.04.2016 | Healthy Living

Measles results in 146,000 deaths worldwide every year. The school is closed because of the diagnosis. The county has one of the state's lowest v...

New Study Shows Just How Dangerous It Is To NOT Vaccinate

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 03.15.2016 | Parents

Measles -- a disease that was completely eliminated in the United States 15 years ago -- has captured national attention recently, thanks to outbreaks...

Your State Likely Can't Handle An Infectious Disease Outbreak

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 12.18.2015 | Healthy Living

Infectious diseases kill tens of thousands of Americans every year and add millions of dollars to municipalities' financial burden, but the majority o...

Autism Without Fear: Hold It--Donald Trump's a Moron on Vaccines? No. WASHINGTON'S a Moron on Vaccines!

Michael John Carley | Posted 09.22.2016 | Politics
Michael John Carley

The comments of Obama, McCain, Hilary, Trump...etc. are mere reflections of the DC-area's widespread ignorance on this subject.

There Was A Silver Lining To The Disneyland Measles Outbreak

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 07.09.2015 | Healthy Living

The Disneyland measles outbreak earlier this year may have had a silver lining. According to a new poll, it improved parents' attitudes toward childho...

Controversial California Vaccine Bill Clears One Of Its Last Hurdles

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

California's hotly debated mandatory vaccine bill passed the state Assembly on Thursday, leaving just one more floor vote before it heads to Gov. Jerr...

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...

To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate: Why Is That Even a Question?

Gabrielle Van Tassel | Posted 05.12.2016 | Parents
Gabrielle Van Tassel

Parents who argue, "My child doesn't need to be vaccinated because of herd immunity," lack foresight. Some patients are too young to be immunized for certain diseases.

Close the Immunization Gap! Get Vaccinated

Flavia Bustreo | Posted 06.24.2015 | Impact
Flavia Bustreo

Until the second half of the 20th century, the only way a child could become immune to infectious diseases like whooping cough or measles was to actually get the disease and survive it. Too often, however, infection led to tragic, premature death.

California Vaccine Bill Passes Major Hurdle

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

California's mandatory vaccine bill, inspired by the state's recent measles outbreak, passed the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday. Under the bi...

Measles: A Rising Public Health Threat

Lynn R. Goldman | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Lynn R. Goldman

The Disneyland case illustrates both the fast spread of this virus and the urgent need for public health policies that can help boost vaccination rates and eradicate this disease once and for all.

How Many People Must Be Unvaccinated Before You Have To Worry About Getting Measles?

Posted 03.20.2015 | Healthy Living

By Francie Diep A team of Boston researchers did the math, and confirmed that yes, low rates of vaccination are indeed to blame for the spread of m...

Mandatory Vaccine Bills Fail In 2 States

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics

Legislation in Oregon and Washington state that would have made it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinating their children failed last week in the...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

For Younger Americans, Measles And Polio Seem Like Distant Threats

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.25.2015 | Healthy Living

In the wake of recent measles outbreaks, pollsters have noticed a trend: Younger Americans are considerably less convinced of vaccines' safety, less l...

Stop Blaming Illegal Immigrants For the Measles Outbreak

Cynthia Leifer | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Cynthia Leifer

Blaming immigrants for spread of disease is not a new concept in the U.S. and like previous spurious claims, this latest attempt holds no water.

World Health Organization Calls For More Measles Vaccination In Europe

Reuters | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living

* Seven countries record 22,000 measles cases in 2014/15 * Virus spreads fast in unvaccinated children * WHO Europe dire...

Big U.S. Majority Favors Mandatory Vaccinations

Reuters | Posted 04.26.2015 | Politics

By Alistair Bell WASHINGTON, Feb 24 (Reuters) - A large majority of Americans favor mandatory vaccinations of children, a Reuters/Ipso...

CDC Official: Undocumented Immigrants Are Not Bringing Measles Into The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Tani | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

Despite claims to the contrary from some of the loudest anti-immigration reform voices in the Republican Party, the Centers for Disease Control and Pr...

Toddler Dies Of Measles In Germany, Country Vows To Boost Vaccinations

Reuters | Posted 04.25.2015 | Healthy Living

(refiles fixing slug) BERLIN, Feb 23 (Reuters) - An 18-month-old boy who was not vaccinated against measles has died of the virus in B...

Vaccines Protect Our Kids and Our Communities

Alan E. Guttmacher | Posted 04.13.2015 | Parents
Alan E. Guttmacher

I believe passionately that we need to raise our kids in a world where they can thrive and be protected from preventable illnesses that threaten their health and even their lives.

Lydia O'Connor

Do Not Bring Your Kids To 'Measles Parties,' Doctors Warn

HuffingtonPost.com | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living

California health officials and doctors are strongly urging parents not to intentionally expose their kids to infectious diseases after news broke tha...

Lynne Peeples

The Public Health Consequences Of Shoddy Science

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.12.2015 | Green

The current outbreak of measles, on pace to become the largest since the disease was declared eliminated in the U.S. more than a decade ago, was made ...

U.S. Measles Count Increases To 173 Across 17 States

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living

As of March 6, 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has documented 173 cases of measles in 17 states and Washington D.C. Most of th...

Over 100 Cases Of Measles Confirmed In California

Reuters | Dan Whitcomb | Posted 02.09.2015 | Healthy Living

LOS ANGELES, Feb 9 (Reuters) - A total of 107 cases of measles have been confirmed in California, more than a third of them linked to an outbreak that...