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

    A majority of American teenagers, boys and girls, are reaching adulthood without the full protection of the vaccine. Sometimes they don’t get vaccinated because they or their parents are opposed to the vaccine (for reasons that irk me too much to dwell upon right now). To increase vaccination rates, we need to overcome people’s resistance […]

  • 275 Mumps Cases Reported During March 2019

    April 9th, 2019 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have reported 426 mumps virus infections during the January to March 29, 2019 timeframe. These mumps cases were reported by 34 states and the District of Columbia on April 9, 2019. This news is actually a positive trend when compared with the 2,251 […]

  • CDC: Measles count up over 100 in U.S. since last week

    April 8 (UPI) — Reported cases of measles increased by nearly 100 last week, to 465 across 19 states, the Centers for Disease Control and prevention said on Monday.  Read On.

  • Measles warning letters: Chicago-area hospitals will tell anti-vaccine parents their kids are at risk

    Chicago-area doctors are ratcheting up pressure on local families that opt not to vaccinate their children, following measles outbreaks here and across the country. In coming weeks, at least three local health systems – NorthShore University HealthSystem, Advocate Aurora Health and Lurie Children’s Hospital – plan to send letters to parents of children who aren’t […]

  • US Measles Tally Hits 465, With Most Illnesses in Kids

    NEW YORK — U.S. measles cases are continuing to jump, and most of the reported illnesses are in children. Health officials say 465 measles cases have been reported this year, as of last week. That’s up from 387 the week before. The numbers are preliminary. The 2019 tally is already the most since 2014, when […]

  • Lawmakers Move to End Religious Exemption for Mandatory Vaccinations

    The New Jersey Assembly passed a measure late last week removing the religious exemption as a reason parents can refrain from having their children vaccinated. While the measure was just an amendment to a larger bill on mandatory immunization (A-3818), it signaled a new position state officials may be taking in the controversial vaccination debate.  […]

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