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    Are vaccines too dangerous to be mandatory?
    The anti-vaccination movement has been gaining steam in the last few years, and with it has come the rise of previously eradicated diseases. With events like the Super Bowl coming up this Sunday and the recent outbreak of measles from Disneyland,...
  • Second vaccine approved to prevent meningococcal disease
    Second vaccine approved to prevent serogroup B meningococcal disease
    The FDA has just approved a new weapon in the war against meningococcal disease by approving the vaccine Bexsero, a vaccine to prevent the invasive strain caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B, for individuals 10-25 years old.N....
  • Don't blame autism parents for measles outbreak
    Don't blame autism parents for measles outbreak
    Over the past several days it has not gone unnoticed that autism parents are being blamed for the outbreak in Measles at the California-based Disneyland. As the number of cases grow, now up to 68, so do the number of allegations by various news...
  • Vaccines
    Canine vaccine FYI part 2
    Check out part 1 hereif you missed it!Side Effects:Side effects are typically mild and include sleepiness/lethargy, soreness and sometimes a bump at the injection site which dissipates in 24-48 hours. See your vet if signs last longer. More severe...
  • Childhood vaccination rates lower in northern California
    Vaccination rates lower in some areas of northern California
    Certain groups of children in northern California – living in areas called “clusters” – have been found to be either underimmunized or not vaccinated at all, according to a new study.Being underimmunized means missing one...
  • flu zone
    Why is the flu shot not working?
    It’s no secret that the flu shot this year is less effective in preventing children and adults from getting the flu than it has been in the past few years. Why is this happening when medical professionals recommend almost everyone getting a...
  • Canine vaccination
    Canine vaccine FYI part 1
    Vaccinations- for most pet owners these are a regular part of your furry friend’s preventative health routine. That aside, how much do you know about them? Here’s a rundown of some basic vaccine FYI!Maternal Immunity:In the first few...
  • Swiss officials halt ebola vaccine trials after reports of joint pain
    Swiss officials pause Ebola vaccine trials after reports of joint pain
    Swiss hospital officials announced this week that they are temporarily halting trials of VSV-ZEBOV, the Ebola vaccine from Merck and NewLink.The vaccine is currently being tested on volunteers the University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG). The study...
  • Vaccine
    Poll finds most parents want kids in daycare fully vaccinated
    According to the National Poll on Children's Health conducted by the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, over 80 percent of parents want all children in daycare to be required to be up to date on their vaccinations. The poll was conducted on...
  • Rabies vaccine is necessary even for indoor-only cats
    Rabies vaccine: Does your indoor-only cat really need it?
    If your cat is an indoor-only cat, is the rabies vaccine really necessary? We know that rabies is spread through saliva; most commonly through bites, although a cough or a sneeze can also spread it if the saliva makes contact with an open wound....
  • Flu shots may not work well this year
    CDC's flu vaccine a fail
    Houston, we have a problem.Just last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a warning, prompting Americans to take the flu vaccine if they haven’t already. Health officials said they had 160 million flu shots on the...
  • What states have the highest and lowest childhood vaccinations?
    What states have the highest and lowest rates of childhood vaccination refusals?
    Do you know where your state stacks up in terms of childhood vaccinations?The states with the highest rates of refusing vaccinations are:Oregon 6.4%Vermont 5.7%Idaho 5.5%Michigan 5.3%Illinois 4.8%Alaska 4.0%Colorado 4.0%Wisconsin 4.0%Arizona 3.9...
  • Too many vaccines?
    CDC for The Greater Good?
    The debate on vaccine damage not only continues in the court, but remains at the forefront among parents of children with autism. The groups are clearly divided on this issue. What has changed in this debate, however, has been the recent "CDC...
  • Bill Gates, Bond villain?
    Catholic Church finds Bill Gates poison
    Spirit Daily has just reported that the Gates Foundation -- founded by Bill Gates -- funded a vaccine now cited as containing the antigen that causes miscarriage.These contaminated vaccines for tetanus were administered only to young women of...
  • Vaccination is the way to prevent measles
    Philippines measles cases top 50,000
    The number of fatalities due to measles infection in the Philippines has topped 100 during the first 10 months of 2014, according to the WHO Western Pacific Region Measles-Rubella Bulletin fro Oct. 2014.From January 1 through October 20, 2014, the...