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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 pare...
Religious vaccine exemptions may face stricter guidelines in New Jersey.

Childhood Vaccines May Reduce the Risk of Cancer, Study Says

Study shows the hepatitis B vaccine may reduce the risk of kids getting one form of leukemia. Credit: Getty Childhood vaccines actually prevent (wait for it, wait for it) childhood diseases. Wow. Who woulda thunk it? Certainly ...Contrary to hysterical belief, childhood vaccines prove to be a good thing.

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.

Doctor Who Linked Autism to Vaccines Accused of 'Deliberate Fraud'

With the retraction of the MMR-autism study, there is no scientific evidence linking the two. Credit: Getty If you're one of the increasing number of parents who cite "conscientious objection" to have the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR...A new report shows link between vaccines and autism was actually an elaborate hoax.

Do You Vaccinate Your Children?

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December 6 is Family Vaccination Day, which is part of the fourth annual National Influenza Vaccination Week. The focus here is on the flu vaccine, but of course there are many other shots out t...
Do you vaccinate your children against the flu and other diseases?

Did Your Kids Get a Flu Shot?

We know they hate needles, but will you get your kids the flu shot? Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
We haven't heard much about H1N1, aka swine flu, this season. But it's still out there, as is the good old regular flu virus.
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Vaccination Rates Remain High for Young Children

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The vast majority of young children in the United States continue to receive routine vaccines, a new report says. Immunization rates for children between the ages of 19 and 35 months remained at or higher than 90 percent...
The vast majority of young children in the United States continue to receive routine vaccines, a new report says.

Kids, Adults Should Get Flu Vaccine, American Lung Association Urges

Kids are the Typhoid Marys of flu season, experts say. Credit: Zaldylmg, Flickr
The summer breezes are still teasing us, even as our kids board their buses for the first weeks of school, but it won't be long before the 2010-2011 flu season is u...

Majority of Parents Vaccinate Children, Despite Fears of Autism

Their children's tears aren't the only reason parents hate getting their kids vaccinated. While the vast majority of parents believe vaccines prevent their children from getting sick, many still harbor doubts as to their safety, according to a stud...

New Program Gives Students Vaccinations at School

Henry Middle School student Jorge Aldana winces as Denver Health clinical project manager RN Kelly Busch gives him a shot. Credit: Joe Amon, The Denver Post First it was homework, then it was tests and now it's shots. Just one more reasons kids mig...

Discuss Vaccination Concerns with a Doctor

Speak with a doctor if you have vaccination concerns. Credit: ad-vantage, Flickr
Our immune system fights off bacteria or viruses daily.
According to "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Vaccinations," a "vaccine contains a disease-causing virus, b...

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 considere...

Parents Struggle to Find Inoculated Nannies

Could getting flu shots give nannies an edge in the job market? Credit: Corbis
"Extensive references available. Oh, and I've had all my shots." Now that's what potential employers like to see in a nanny. The Los Angeles Times reports that...

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...

Flu shots - required or optional?

Influenza vaccine is designed to fight the three main strains of disease that researchers believe will circulate in any given flu season, but that doesn't mean you are guaranteed to evade the illness if you get a flu shot. It's the time of year wh...

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