Several states have tightened their immunization requirements, requiring children who attend school get vaccinated against preventable illnesses. But some parents who believe vaccines should be a personal choice are pushing back. Special correspondent Lisa Stark of Education Week reports from…
By PBS NewsHour
A whooping cough and measles outbreak prompted lawmakers to require parents to personally meet with health officials before a waiver can be granted.
By Guy Gugliotta, Kaiser Health News
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., a vaccine critic, told reporters Tuesday that he will chair a commission on vaccine safety and scientific integrity. But what's possible for Trump to change — and what’s not?…
By Rebecca Robbins, STAT
President-elect Donald Trump is reviving long debunked attempts to link vaccines to autism, asking Robert F. Kennedy Jr. -- a vocal skeptic -- to chair a commission on vaccination safety.
By Lauran Neergaard and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press
By Helen Branswell, STAT
The World Health Organization recommended that flu vaccine manufacturers swap out a component based on one flu virus with an updated version.
By Sarah Breitenbach, Stateline
Even a small number of unvaccinated people can undermine the immunity of the larger population, which is leading public health officials and vaccine advocates to push for changes.
By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News
Three out of four Americans older than 60 don’t get a shingles vaccine, but that's not the only shot that public health officials are struggling to persuade older Americans to get.
By PBS NewsHour
California is on the verge of requiring more children to get vaccinations, even if parents disagree. Wall Street Journal reporter Caroline Porter joins Hari Sreenivasan from Los Angeles with more on the issue.
By Justin Scuiletti
Parents who do not vaccinate their children will lose more than $11,000 a year per child in childcare benefits, the Australian government announced today.
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