Category Archive: Vaccines

Efforts To Move The Needle On Flu Shot Rates Get Stuck

In the past decade, federal and state governments have removed cost and access obstacles, but immunization rates remained flat. That worries public health officials.

Efforts To Move The Needle On Flu Shot Rates Get Stuck

In the past decade, federal and state governments have removed cost and access obstacles, but immunization rates remained flat. That worries public health officials.

California Lawmakers Send Contested Vaccine Bill To Governor. Will He Sign It?

The state Senate on Wednesday sent a measure to Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom that would tighten the rules for children’s medical exemptions from vaccines. Newsom, who said in June that he would sign the measure after amendments had been made at his request, now wants more changes.

As Measles Outbreak Fades, N.Y. Sets In Motion New Rules On School Vaccinations

New York, where nearly 900 people contracted measles this year, has enacted contentious requirements for immunizations.

Hepatitis A Races Across The Country  

In the wake of the opioid crisis, the highly communicable hepatitis A virus is spreading in more than half the states and making its way into the general public. Underfunded health officials are valiantly trying to fight it with vaccines.

Federal Experts’ Advice On HPV Vaccine Could Leave Adults Confused

A federal advisory panel says people between ages 27 and 45 may benefit from the vaccine to fight the human papillomavirus. But some public health advocates worry that the advice doesn’t provide doctors and patients clear guidance about who in this large age group are good candidates for the vaccine.

Federal Experts’ Advice On HPV Vaccine Could Leave Adults Confused

A federal advisory panel says people between ages 27 and 45 may benefit from the vaccine to fight the human papillomavirus. But some public health advocates worry that the advice doesn’t provide doctors and patients clear guidance about who in this large age group are good candidates for the vaccine.

The Real-Life Conversion Of A Former Anti-Vaxxer

Kelley Watson Snyder, a mother who for years opposed mandatory childhood vaccinations and joined with like-minded parents who espoused similar views, today runs a pro-vaccination Facebook page. What changed?

Vaccine Drama On Display In California’s Capitol

Hundreds of protesters descended on the state Capitol on Thursday, warning against government tyranny and corporate greed. Their target: not taxes, not high-tech surveillance, but a bill that would determine which kids must get their routine shots.

California Vaccine Bill Amended To Appease Governor

In the wake of concerns from Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Medical Board of California, a state senator on Tuesday unveiled significant amendments to his bill to tighten vaccine requirements. A hearing on the measure is likely to draw hundreds of people to the state Capitol on Thursday.

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