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  1. Most Kids Get Vaccines, Despite Resistance Pockets

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than nine out of 10 U.S. children entered kindergarten last school year protected with the proper immunizations, federal health officials reported Thursday. But, vaccination rates continue to lag in a number of st

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  2. Is There an Alternative Vaccine Schedule?

    Laura Dye was all for childhood vaccinations until she had her first child. Then she got cold feet after reading what she now calls “scare mongering” online. "I was super scared about vaccines," says Dye, who lives in southern Delaware. "It was my new little baby. He was so perfect." She wanted to l

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  3. Survey: More Parents Accepting Vaccine Use

    Aug. 17, 2015 -- Fewer parents may be refusing to vaccinate their children, especially in western states, which have had some of the nation’s highest refusal rates, according to new survey data from Medscape. Forty-two percent of health care professionals said they believed more parents are acceptin

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  4. Vaccine Sharply Curbs Chickenpox Cases in U.S.

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chickenpox cases in the United States have dropped sharply since a vaccine against the disease became available in 1995, a new study shows. Also, hospitalizations and outpatient visits for chickenpox have continued to fa

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  5. Anti-Vaccine Parents Shunning Infant Vitamin Shot

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- With the recent U.S. measles outbreak, the issue of vaccine refusal has received growing scrutiny. Now doctors are calling attention to a similar problem: Some parents are shunning the vitamin K shot routinely given to newborn

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  6. CA Governor Signs Tough Vaccination Bill Into Law

    June 30, 2015 -- California Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a highly controversial bill into law that mandates vaccinations for nearly all children in the state's public school system. "The science is clear that vaccines dramatically protect children against a number of infectious and dangero

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  7. 1 Dose of HPV Vaccine May Offer Protection: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Cervarix could prevent as many cases of cervical cancer as the current two- and three-dose schedules, a new study contends. The vaccine protects against HPV types 16 an

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  8. Widespread Vaccination and Kids' Stomach Infection

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The widespread use of a vaccine against a germ that causes gastrointestinal infections in infants and young children has been a resounding success in the United States, a new study suggests. A team led by Dr. Eyal Leshem o

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  9. Measles May Weaken Immune System for Up to 3 Years

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that children who survive a measles infection remain vulnerable to other potentially deadly infections for as long as two or three years after the measles infection. The finding is yet another reaso

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  10. Are Childhood Vaccines Safe?

    Childhood vaccinations protect kids from dozens of diseases, some of which can be deadly. But how do you know that the vaccines themselves are safe? Scientists do a lot of work on these medicines before they ever get to a doctor’s office or pharmacy. In most cases, vaccines are some of the safest an

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