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The Moral Differences Between Pro- and Anti-Vaccine Parents

Source: Vaccine News: Week In Review | December 8, 2017

From The Washington Post | December 4, 2017

When it comes to persuading parents in the United States who are hesitant about vaccinating their children, the public health messages often rely on facts and science to explain how immunization not only protects those children but also shields other vulnerable people from dangerous infectious diseases. But information campaigns that emphasize fairness or preventing harm sometimes backfire and can worsen vaccine hesitancy, research has shown.



Reps. Johnson, Reilly push for vaccination approval to be transferred to Legislature’s hands

Source: Vaccine News: Week In Review | December 8, 2017

From The Peninsula (MI) | December 4, 2017

The House Oversight Committee is considering bills from state Reps. John Reilly (R-Oakland) and Steven Johnson (R-Wayland) that would transfer the power of mandating vaccines to state Legislature votes.



Can we make a flu vaccine that lasts for life?

Source: Vaccine News: Week In Review | December 8, 2017

From Popular Science | December 1, 2017

Getting your flu shot every single year is a real pain in the arm. Sure, it helps protect you and everyone around you. The Centers for Disease Control estimate that flu vaccines prevented 5.1 million cases of the disease during the 2015 to 2016 flu season alone. But few of us actually look forward to the hassle of taking time from work or school to get poked by needles. Wouldn’t it be great if we could figure out how to make one vaccine that gave us lifelong protection against every strain of flu?



Make a Difference by Being a Vaccine Insister!

Source: Vaccine News: Week In Review | December 8, 2017

From Huffington Post | December 7, 2017

When a patient is diagnosed with a chronic disease, like diabetes or hypertension, physicians don’t merely suggest medications to lower blood sugar or blood pressure—they insist that patients take medications to protect their health.



The anti-vaccine movement’s influence may be waning

Source: Vaccine News: Week In Review | November 22, 2017

From Vox | November 20, 2017

Health researchers have been convinced the anti-vaccine movement is gaining traction in America. Earlier this year, Minnesota battled its largest measles outbreak in nearly 30 years — an outbreak sparked entirely by vaccine deniers. But now there’s early evidence that the number of parents refusing vaccines for their kids has actually plateaued, at least in recent years.



Medical Exemptions Triple After California Vaccine Law Goes Into Effect

Source: Vaccine News: Week In Review | November 22, 2017

From KOVR-TV (CA) | November 17, 2017

State lawmakers may give California’s strict vaccination law another shot after a surge in medical exemptions. SB277 bars parents from citing religious or personal belief exemptions to get their children out of getting their vaccines.



Shingles: Don’t Let It Get You The Way It Got Me

Source: Vaccine News: Week In Review | November 22, 2017

From Kaiser Health News | November 20, 2017

Shingles tried to kill me. Like an insidious invading army, the virus that more commonly causes chickenpox in children attacked the right side of my head, leaving me permanently deaf in my right ear. Shingles almost destroyed my voice box, too, and it caused my right eyelid and lower lip to temporarily droop.



No Excuses, People: Get the New Shingles Vaccine

Source: Vaccine News: Week In Review | November 17, 2017

From The New York Times | November 10, 2017

Medical researchers and government health policymakers, a cautious lot, normally take pains to keep expectations modest when they’re discussing some new finding or treatment…So it’s startling to hear prominent experts sound positively excited about a new shingles vaccine…



Trump picks ex-pharma executive Azar to lead HHS

Source: Vaccine News: Week In Review | November 17, 2017

From Politico | November 13, 2017

President Donald Trump on Monday nominated former pharmaceutical executive Alex Azar to be his next Health and Human Services secretary, moving to stabilize the agency at the center of his administration’s biggest domestic policy failure.



Meningococcal disease declines 70% in US

Source: Vaccine News: Week In Review | November 17, 2017

From Healio | November 16, 2017

New surveillance data demonstrated a steady decline in the incidence of meningococcal disease over the past 2 decades in the United States.



Heplisav-B Vaccine for Hep B Finally Wins FDA Approval

Source: Vaccine News: Week In Review | November 17, 2017

From Medscape | November 10, 2017

After rejecting it twice in the last 4 years on safety grounds, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a hepatitis B vaccine called Heplisav-B (Dynavax) that is the first and only two-dose vaccine for this infection.



To find an effective Zika vaccine, we must include pregnant women in the trials

Source: Vaccine News: Week In Review | November 17, 2017

From The HILL | November 12, 2017

Though the World Health Organization has lifted the emergency alert on the Zika virus, scientists continue their push to develop a vaccine. Late last year, the virus reached Asia, where outbreaks are ongoing. It will remain a global threat to pregnant women as long as humans travel and mosquitoes stow away with them.



Mumps Makes a Comeback, Even Among the Vaccinated

Source: Vaccine News: Week In Review | November 10, 2017

From NEW YORK TIMES | NOVEMBER 6, 2017

If you think you’ve been seeing mumps in the news more often in the past couple of years, you’re absolutely right. ‘Mumps outbreaks are on the rise,’ said Dr. Janell Routh…



Here’s One Reason Flu Vaccines Are So Lousy: They’re Grown in Eggs

Source: Vaccine News: Week In Review | November 10, 2017

From LOS ANGELES TIMES | NOVEMBER 6, 2017

Researchers have identified one more important reason flu shots don’t usually work very well — it’s because they are grown in chicken eggs.



EDITORIAL: Anti-vaxxers have found a way around California’s strict new immunization law. They need to be stopped

Source: Vaccine News: Week In Review | November 10, 2017

From NBC NEWS | NOVEMBER 8, 2017

Two years ago the state Legislature passed a law banning so-called personal belief exemptions that many parents were using to keep their children from being vaccinated because they believed — wrongly — that vaccines were linked to autism and other…



Spokane Valley City Council may lobby Legislature on vaccination proposal

Source: Vaccine News: Week In Review | November 10, 2017

From THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW (VA) | NOVEMBER 8, 2017

The Spokane Valley City Council may take its advocacy of parents who want to keep their unvaccinated children in school during disease outbreaks to the state Legislature. Spokane Valley City Council may consider adding the parental rights provision…



Know what’s worse than the risks of getting the HPV vaccine? Getting an HPV-related cancer. Trust me

Source: Vaccine News: Week In Review | November 10, 2017

From STAT NEWS| NOVEMBER 7, 2017

In an era of $500,000 cancer treatments, you’d expect a vaccine series that costs about $300 and helps prevent several types of cancer to be popular with physicians, insurers, and consumers. It’s not, and, as a result, people are dying.



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