Children and adults who remain unvaccinated and develop measles put others in their community at risk. Credit: Getty Images The United States has been hit by the worst measles outbreak since 1996, posing a threat to infants too young...U.S. seeing worst measles outbreak since 1996.
Australia has a full-blown epidemic on its hands. Credit: AFP/Getty Images As cases of whooping cough are spreading in the land Down Under, Australian doctors are warning parents of newborn babies to keep their children home. The...Country in the grip of whooping cough epidemic, largely the result of boycotting vaccines.
Watch Video Related to This ArticleIn a survey, 24 percent of parents say they place "some trust" in information provided by celebrities such as Jenny McCarthy. Credit: Getty Images Looking for a little medical advice about your kid?...Do you trust Jenny McCarthy when it comes to parenting advice?
Watch A Related Video to This ArticleNew 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.
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.
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...A new report shows link between vaccines and autism was actually an elaborate hoax.
Do you vaccinate your kids? Credit: Getty ImagesDecember 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...Do you vaccinate your children against the flu and other diseases?
Skipping a vaccine now could lead to major health problems later. Credit: George Frey, Getty ImagesTyler 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.
Jenny McCarthy speaks at a 2008 Washington, D.C., rally calling for healthier vaccines. Credit: Brendan Hoffman, Getty ImagesYou hear the rooster crow. You see the sun come up. The cause-and-effect relationship here is obvious. All hail the...Children may be getting fewer vaccines, based on expert advice from former Playboy playmate.
Parents want more research done on the safety of children's vaccines. Credit: Justin Sullivan, Getty ImagesHundreds of millions of dollars are spent each year on medical research related to children's health issues, yet parents have little or no...When asked, nearly nine out of 10 parents rate research on the safety of vaccines, and effectiveness and safety of medicines, as the most important topics regarding children's health, according to a recent poll.
Credit: Getty ImagesThe 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.
A little pinch now can prevent a big illness later on. Credit: Getty ImagesJust because your teens aren't little anymore doesn't mean they aren't susceptible to a host of fully-preventable diseases. And, as August is National Immunization...
California medical officials are urging residents to get booster shots for whooping cough, as the state is in the midst of the largest outbreak in over 50 years. Credit: Justin Sullivan, Getty ImagesCalifornia's medical community grew concerned...