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Vaccine Exemptions for Religious Reasons May Face Stricter Guidelines in N.J.

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New Jersey laws may be getting stricter with regard to religious exemption from required vaccines. Credit: Getty With the autism-vaccine connection disproved last year, you would think fewer...
Religious vaccine exemptions may face stricter guidelines in New Jersey.

AAP Announces New Immunization Guidelines for Kids, Teens

This year's immunization guidelines cover a range of conditions such as influenza, pertussis and genital warts. Credit: Justin Sullivan, Getty Images Today, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released the recommended childhood...Among the new guidelines is a recommendation that adolescents get a booster dose of meningococcal vaccine.

Dipping Vaccination Rates Putting More Kids at Risk

Skipping a vaccine now could lead to major health problems later. Credit: George Frey, Getty Images
Tyler Lundlum's story is one of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Two years ago, the then 10-year-old boy contracted meningococcal...
The number of children enrolled in private health plans getting properly immunized declined by as much as 3.5 percent last year, according to a recent report.

CDC Panel: Teens Need Another Meningitis Shot

Teens, it's time to get your meningitis shot ... again. Credit: Getty Images
ATLANTA (AP) - Teens should get a booster dose of the vaccine for bacterial meningitis because a single shot doesn't work as long as expected, a federal advisory panel...
Teens should get a booster dose of the vaccine for bacterial meningitis because a single shot doesn't work as long as expected, a federal advisory panel said Wednesday.

Refusing Vaccinations Puts Other Kids At Risk, Experts Say

Parents who choose not to vaccinate their children may be putting other kids at risk by weakening what experts call "herd immunity." The trend of delaying or refusing vaccinations lets infectious childhood diseases that were previously...

Meningitis vaccine

Meningitis. It's not a word we parents like to think about or discuss, but one that is nevertheless on our minds. Meningitis is a scary disease (which one isn't scary?) that is particularly bad for children under one year of age. Now there's a new...

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