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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.



A health care company comes under fire for mandating its employees to get flu shots

Source: Vaccine News: Week In Review | November 3, 2017

From WASHINGTON POST | OCTOBER 31, 2017

Did you get your flu shot yet? Hopefully so. Most people in the health profession agree it’s a good preventive measure and even the Center for Disease Control says the vaccine can reduce one’s risk of getting the flu anywhere from 40 to 60 percent.



Bill would let lawmakers control vaccination rules

Source: Vaccine News: Week In Review | November 3, 2017

From WOOD-TV (MI) | NOVEMBER 1, 2017

The story of a Michigan mom who went to jail for five days because she refused a judge’s order to vaccinate her child stirred up debate over government-imposed vaccinations. Who decides what vaccinations a child will get and when?



Vaccine Coverage Among US Children Remains High, But Work to Do

Source: Vaccine News: Week In Review | November 3, 2017

From PHARMACY TIMES | NOVEMBER 2, 2017

Vaccine coverage among young children for recommended immunizations remains stable and high, but several disparities were found, according to the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.



How can Minnesota prevent measles outbreak? Improve laws

Source: Vaccine News: Week In Review | November 3, 2017

From SC TIMES (MN)| OCTOBER 28, 2017

Imagine this: Every hour of every day, 15 people around the world die of the measles. Yes, the measles. According to the World Health Organization…



CDC recommends booster shot of MMR vaccine during mumps outbreaks

Source: Vaccine News: Week In Review | October 27, 2017

From CNN | October 25, 2017

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted Wednesday to recommend the use of a third ‘booster’ shot of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine during outbreaks of the mumps. Mumps is a contagious disease…



House committee considers requiring legislature votes on vaccine requirements

Source: Vaccine News: Week In Review | October 27, 2017

From The Peninsula (MI) | October 26, 2017

A pair of bills submitted to the House this week would require direct approval from the state legislature for any new vaccine guidelines, stripping that right from state departments. The bills, introduced by Reps. Steve Johnson (R-Wayland) and John Reilly (R-Oakland), would notably…



Expert panel recommends new shingles vaccine that gives increased protection

Source: Vaccine News: Week In Review | October 27, 2017

From Washington Post | October 25, 2017

A federal expert panel Wednesday recommended a new and more effective shingles vaccine to protect adults 50 and older from a painful rash that affects 1 in 3 people during their lifetime. In a rare move, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices also recommended…



San Diego Hepatitis A Outbreak: Death Toll Rises in Largest U.S. Scourge in Decades

Source: Vaccine News: Week In Review | October 20, 2017

From Newsweek | October 19, 2017

The death toll in the hepatitis A outbreak hitting San Diego has been raised to 19 people, according to the most recent data released by the county on Tuesday. This update brings the total number of cases to 507…



Kindergarten Vaccination Rates Hold Steady

Source: Vaccine News: Week In Review | October 20, 2017

From Medscape | October 16, 2017

Kindergarten vaccination coverage rates for measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (MMR); diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis vaccine (DTaP); and varicella vaccine each approached 95% in the United States, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).



Vaccines: Chappaqua parents want ‘transparency’ on exemptions

Source: Vaccine News: Week In Review | October 20, 2017

From The Journal News (NY) | October 13, 2017

The question of whether to divulge information about unvaccinated children in schools has been the focus of recent Board of Education meetings in this affluent Westchester County district. About 400 people have signed a petition…



GlaxoSmithKline’s shingles vaccine gets approval in Canada

Source: Vaccine News: Week In Review | October 20, 2017

From Reuters | October 16, 2017

Canadian health regulators have approved GlaxoSmithKline’s key shingles vaccine, the company said on Friday. Shingrix, the British pharma company’s…



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