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Anti-vaccine mom changes stance as her seven children contract whooping cough

A Canadian mother’s seven unvaccinated children all came down with pertussis, also known as whooping cough, at a time when she was reconsidering her long-held anti-vaccine beliefs. Hills became concerned when a measles outbreak hit her Ottawa commu…

Unvaccinated toddler dies from measles in Berlin

Since October, Germany has seen a resurgence in measles with more than 570 cases recorded. Now, health authorities are reporting that an 18-month-old child has died after contracting the highly contagious virus. The boy died in a Berlin at Charite hos…
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Report reveals low vaccination rates at day cares of big Bay Area companies

Through the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the vaccination rates of any day care facility or school in the state are available online. Wired.com has scoured through the records for 2014-15 and pulled the numbers for a collection of day …

Top 10 reasons parents don’t vaccinate — debunked

As a measles outbreak centered in California sends health care professionals across the country into a tailspin, the media are shining a light on the small yet vocal group of parents who delay their children’s vaccines or skip out on them altogether….

California parents outraged after 4-month-old baby catches measles

 Meet Mobius Loop. He’s a happy, healthy kid living with his parents Ariel and Christopher Loop in Pasadena, California. Mobius is up-to-date on all the childhood vaccinations recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics but since he’s only 4…

Roald Dahl’s pro-vaccination letter reemerges as measles cases surge

Roald Dahl — the beloved children’s book author of classics such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Fantastic Mr. Fox — lost his 7-year-old daughter, Olivia, to measles in 1962. More than two decades later Dahl wrote a heart-breaking letter…

Wealthy Hollywood parents aren’t vaccinating their children

A Hollywood Reporter article reveals that vaccination rates at Los Angeles daycares, preschools and kindergartens are dropping dramatically as the number of whooping cough cases in the county reaches alarming highs. Taking a close look at school immuni…
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HPV vaccine: Fewer young women getting all three shots

The HPV vaccine offers protection against sexually transmitted human pappillomavirus and may be the most effective way to prevent cervical cancer, yet the number of women completing the required three shots is decreasing, according to a new study in th…