New California Law Mandates Whooping Cough Booster Shot for Teens

Come September, teens won't be allowed in public or private schools without proof of a whooping cough booster shot. Credit: Getty If you live in California, you'll need to add one more thing to your back-to-school to-do list. A ne...New California law requires kids in grades seven through 12 to get whooping cough vaccine.

Court Rules West Virginia Mom Must Vaccinate Her Child

Some parents worry about vaccinating their children. Credit: jupiterimages
Opponents of vaccines lost a court battle this month, as a federal judge ruled that a West Virginia mom must immunize her child. Jennifer Workman of Mingo County, W...

Do you ask if your child's playmates are vaccinated?

There are a lot of ways that we, as parents, put ourselves into groups. Breastfeeders vs. formula feeders, co-sleepers vs. cry-it-outers, stay at home moms vs. working moms. I think it's really unfortunate when these very personal issues divide us, b...

Parents lie about religion to avoid vaccines

Sabrina Rahim feels that vaccinations are to blame for her 4-year-old son's autism. Therefore, rather than subject him to more shots, she has signed a letter claiming that because of her deeply held religious beliefs, her son should be exempt from th...


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