Mumps cases hit decade high in England
People are urged to get two doses of the MMR vaccine to maximise protection against the viral illness. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Falling Vaccination Rates: The Case of the MMR Jab
This House of Lords Library Briefing focuses on the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) jab. It looks at social media's role in the spread of misinformation, what the UK Government and social media companies have pledged to do about it, and what other countries are doing to solve declining rates of MMR vaccination. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How disease sleuths used sequencing to link mumps outbreaks in Massachusetts
(Reuters Health) - U.S. scientists used gene sequencing technology to tie together what appeared to be unrelated outbreaks of mumps in the Boston area, helping to rule out the possibility that the virus had mutated to evade vaccine protection, a new report says. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Improving MMR uptake – GP practice campaign
NHS England has developed posters and other materials for GP practices to encourage people to be vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 3, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Evidence from large Danish cohort does not support an association between the MMR vaccine and autism: facts in a post-truth world
In a cohort of 657 461 children born in 1999 –2010, no association between the measles mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination and autism was observed. Despite this, it is unclear whether increasing medical evidence and facts about the lack of association between the MMR vaccination and autism will have beneficial impact in easing the minds of p arents and preventing unnecessary deaths. Prior to the availability of a measles vaccination in 1963, the majority of children contracted measles by the age of 15. Approximately 3–4 million US citizens were infected annually, with about 400–500 deaths, 48 000 hospital...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mumps symptoms: Four signs to watch out for after outbreaks reported in the UK
MUMPS outbreaks have been reported across areas of the UK, prompting warnings from health officials people check they ’re up to date with their MMR vaccinations. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

About 750 Seattle Students Will Be Excluded From School Because of Incomplete Vaccination Records
About 750 Seattle students won’t be allowed to attend school on Wednesday because they haven’t updated their vaccination records. The policy is a result of a new Washington state law that limited exemptions for the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, requiring that students be fully vaccinated or be in the process of completing immunizations in order to attend school. The law, which followed a measles outbreak in the state, prohibits families from using personal or philosophical reasons to avoid the MMR vaccine. It still allows for exemptions for medical or religious reasons. Wednesday marks the deadline...
Source: TIME: Health - January 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Reilly Tags: Uncategorized vaccines washington Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Children aren't getting vaccinated before international travel
U.S. children who travel abroad are not getting the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine before they travel to protect them from ongoing measles outbreaks, says a recent study. This leaves the children vulnerable to the highly infectious disease, which has made a resurgence in the U.S. after being eliminated in 2000. Most of the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 16, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mumps outbreak hits hundreds of students across UK after a fall in children having MMR vaccine
More than 7,200 mumps cases have been reported in the UK since July, according to Public Health England figures. A mass health scare was started by disgraced doctor Andrew Wakefield in 1998. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arkansas judge denies students' appeal to vaccination policy
A judge has denied two University of Arkansas students' request to block a public health decree that has barred them from attending classes during a mumps outbreak because they don't have the proper vaccinations (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Few MMR-Vaccine Eligible Children Receive Vaccine Before Travel
TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2019 -- Less than half of pediatric travelers who are eligible for pretravel measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccination are vaccinated during pretravel consultation, according to a study published online Dec. 9 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Many Kids Traveling Overseas Aren't Vaccinated Against Measles
MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2019 -- Many American kids aren't vaccinated against measles before they travel overseas to areas where the disease is endemic, a new study finds. Nearly 60% of these children hadn't received the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR)... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Defending the Blood Supply Against Infectious Diseases
Measles, mumps, and tuberculosis—these are all diseases the general public has long disregarded as active threats. Yet, these highly infectious and potentially life-threatening diseases once considered eradicated have been resurfacing across the United States. Measles, for example, was declared eliminated in 2000 by the CDC, yet this year alone more than 1,200 individual cases have been confirmed in 30 states. This outbreak represents the greatest number of reported cases for the disease in the United States since 1992.1 While the ongoing anti-vaccination movement may not be the cause of these reappearanc...
Source: MDDI - November 19, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Maria De Capua Tags: Components Source Type: news

Study finds vaccine laws changed amid outbreaks -- often to widen exemptions
When it comes to vaccine-preventable diseases like measles and mumps, outbreaks lead to political action -- often to widen vaccine exemptions, according to an analysis published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks and state legislative proposals
This study explored how health is associated with legislative activity by examining whether outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, such as measles, mumps, whooping cough and chickenpox, were associated with the introduction of legislation in states to change vaccine exemption laws. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Could a MMR vaccine injected into warts be the answer to banishing unsightly skin growths?
New wart treatment involves injecting the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine into warts which could banish the skin growths for good. The patients would receive four doses of it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New measures to secure MMR vaccine for private patients
The measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine has been added to a list of medicines which cannot be parallel exported out of the UK. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 7, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Science: Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism; Physicians Fight to Reassure, Immunize
Physicians repeat it over and over: Vaccines like the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine do not cause autism; they are safe and effective. Yet the decades-old false claim that vaccines do cause autism has convinced millions of parents not to give their children potentially lifesaving shots and could lead more to opt out, according to Texas physicians. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - November 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles virus infection diminishes preexisting antibodies that offer protection from other pathogens
Measles virus is directly responsible for more than 100,000 deaths yearly. Epidemiological studies have associated measles with increased morbidity and mortality for years after infection, but the reasons why are poorly understood. Measles virus infects immune cells, causing acute immune suppression. To identify and quantify long-term effects of measles on the immune system, we used VirScan, an assay that tracks antibodies to thousands of pathogen epitopes in blood. We studied 77 unvaccinated children before and 2 months after natural measles virus infection. Measles caused elimination of 11 to 73% of the antibody repertoi...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 31, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Mina, M. J., Kula, T., Leng, Y., Li, M., de Vries, R. D., Knip, M., Siljander, H., Rewers, M., Choy, D. F., Wilson, M. S., Larman, H. B., Nelson, A. N., Griffin, D. E., de Swart, R. L., Elledge, S. J. Tags: Immunology, Microbiology r-articles Source Type: news

CDC: Coverage 94.7 Percent for Two Doses of MMR in 2018 to 2019
FRIDAY, Oct. 18, 2019 -- For the 2018 to 2019 school year, coverage was 94.7 percent for two doses of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine, according to research published in the Oct. 18 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Progress Toward Rubella and Congenital Rubella Syndrome Control and Elimination - Worldwide, 2000-2018
Progress toward rubella elimination has resulted in 168 (87%) of 194 countries protecting infants with rubella-containing vaccine and 81 (42%) eliminating rubella transmission. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - October 3, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella (MMRV) Vaccine Safety MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Vaccination Vaccines Source Type: news

Department of Health Services Teams with the Milwaukee Brewers to Promote Immunizations
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is excited to announce that it has partnered with the Milwaukee Brewers Community Foundation topromote immunizations through public service announcements (PSA ’s) recorded in Spanish by Brewers’ catchers Yasmani Grandal and Manny Pina. In the sixty-second PSA’s, Grandal and Pina talk about importance of protecting your family by having them vaccinated against diseases like measles, mumps, whooping cough,...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 20, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Pregnant? Make Sure You ’re Vaccinated to Protect Yourself, Baby From Disease
Vaccinations before and during pregnancy are important to protect both mother and baby. Three vaccinations are recommended: flu, Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis), and MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella). (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - September 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some People Vaccinated Against Mumps May Not Be Protected: Study
FRIDAY, Sept. 6, 2019 -- There are gaps in immunity against mumps among college-aged Americans who were vaccinated in childhood, researchers say. New findings show the need to learn more about the immune system response to mumps and mumps... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Decreased Humoral Immunity to Mumps Seen in Young Adults
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4, 2019 -- The frequency of circulating memory B cells (MBCs) specific for mumps is much lower than that of those specific for measles and rubella among healthy college-aged students who were vaccinated in childhood, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Children should have MMR vaccine for first day of school: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
As families around the country get ready to send their children off to school -- some for the first time -- it's important to ensure their vaccinations are up to date.?In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr.??Robert Jacobson, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician, explains why the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine is so important [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 3, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Hundreds of Detained Migrants Diagnosed With Mumps in 19 States
Mumps has swept through 57 immigration detention facilities in 19 states since September, according to the first U.S. government report on the outbreaks in the overloaded immigration system. The virus sickened 898 adult migrants and 33 detention center staffers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in its report Thursday. New cases continue as migrants are taken into custody or transferred between facilities, the report said. As of last week, outbreaks were happening in 15 facilities in seven states. In response to the report, Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Bryan Cox said medical professionals...
Source: TIME: Health - August 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carla K. Johnson / AP Tags: Uncategorized Immigration onetime Source Type: news

MMR catch-up for 10 to 11 year old children: information for GPs
In April 2019, NHS England and the BMA General Practitioners Committee (GPC) agreed to a catch-up campaign for the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 27, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Can a Play About Vaccines Be a Laughing Matter?
At the privileged private school in “Eureka Day,” some parents refuse to give shots to their children. Then the mumps hits. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elizabeth A. Harris Tags: Theater Colt Coeur Campbell-Holt, Adrienne Eureka Day (Play) Spector, Jonathan Source Type: news

Premature Babies Lag in Vaccinations
Preterm babies were more than 20 percent less likely to have had required shots by 19 months. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Premature Babies Babies and Infants Whooping Cough Tetanus Vaccination and Immunization Hepatitis Mumps Measles Source Type: news

What Infectious Diseases are Important to Consider in Transplantation Patients?
Discussion Transplantation is not a common problem for primary care physicians but when a child’s disease has progressed to end-stage organ failure, transplantation can be the only treatment available. While the primary care provider usually is not involved in the daily management of patients before, during and after transplantation, they can be involved in many areas. These can include providing appropriate primary and acute care, ordering and obtaining necessary medical tests, medications and equipment, assisting with medical insurance, providing medical history and records to consultants, translating medical infor...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 24, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Eager to Limit Exemptions to Vaccination, States Face Staunch Resistance
Legislators trying to curb the numbers of unvaccinated children have been met with vigorous opposition from upset parents. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Children and Childhood Parenting Freedom of Religion Whooping Cough Medicine and Health Measles Law and Legislation Mumps Epidemics Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Centers for Disease Control Source Type: news

Is the measles vaccine more dangerous than the disease?
(Natural News) Due to the recent spate of reported measles cases across the country, health authorities are urging all members of the public to make sure they’re fully up-to-date on their MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccinations. But what these same health authorities aren’t disclosing is the fact that the MMR vaccine carries with it... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘They’re Chipping Away.’ Inside the Grassroots Effort to Fight Mandatory Vaccines
Christina Hildebrand went down a rabbit hole and emerged at the statehouse in Sacramento. That’s how she describes it–going down a rabbit hole–and in her case it happened 14 years ago, when she was pregnant with her first child. In a world filled with chemicals and toxins, processed foods and GMOs, she decided her baby would be brought up as naturally and chemical-free as possible. It was when she was researching how best to achieve that goal that she bumped into vaccines. That was a bad time to begin thinking about such things. The fraudulent 1998 paper by British physician Andrew Wakefield ostensibly li...
Source: TIME: Health - June 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger/Sacramento Tags: Uncategorized vaccines Source Type: news

QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Have Lost All of Their Natural Teeth, by Age Group --- National Health Interview Survey, 2000 and 2017
The percentage of adults aged ≥18 years who had lost all of their upper and lower natural teeth decreased from 9.3% in 2000 to 7.0% in 2017, and this pattern was consistent in each age group surveyed. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - June 6, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: Breastfeeding Cancer Cancer Survivorship Hurricanes Infant Health Infection Measles Measles Vaccination Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella (MMRV) Vaccine Safety MMWR Mold Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Mosquito-Borne Disea Source Type: news

Progress Toward Measles Elimination --- Pakistan, 2000--2018
Estimated first-dose measles-containing vaccine (MCV) coverage increased from 57% to 76% during 2000-2017, and second-dose MCV coverage increased from 30% to 45% during 2009-2017. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - June 6, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: Breastfeeding Cancer Cancer Survivorship Hurricanes Infant Health Infection Measles Measles Vaccination Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella (MMRV) Vaccine Safety MMWR Mold Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Mosquito-Borne Disea Source Type: news

Public health officials in New Hampshire publicly admit that MMR vaccine causes measles
(Natural News) There’s a pretty big chink forming in the armor surrounding the pro-vaccine narrative, as health officials in New Hampshire recently admitted that Merck & Co.’s combination MMR vaccine for measles, mumps, and rubella was the true cause of a measles outbreak in the area that rabid pro-vaxxers were quick to blame on the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US Measles Cases Reach Highest Number In Nearly 3 Decades, CDC Says
(CNN) — There have been 971 cases of measles reported in the United States this year, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. This means 2019, which is not quite half over, now has the greatest number of cases in a single year in nearly three decades. The number of cases in 1994 was 963, which was lower than in 1992 when there were 2,237 cases. “Measles is preventable and the way to end this outbreak is to ensure that all children and adults who can get vaccinated, do get vaccinated. Again, I want to reassure parents that vaccines are safe, they do not cause autism. The greater danger i...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Measles Source Type: news

The U.S. Is Experiencing the Highest Number of Measles Cases in 25 Years, CDC Confirms
More people in the U.S. have been infected with measles during the first five months of 2019 than the total for any year since 1994, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Thursday. A total of 971 cases of measles have been reported in the U.S. since the beginning of 2019, compared to 963 cases during the entirety of 1994, according to the agency. The uptick threatens the nation’s measles elimination status, which was attained in 2000. Prior to that status, as many as 3 to 4 million people became infected with measles annually in the United States, the CDC said. About 400 to 500 people died fr...
Source: TIME: Health - May 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized health measles onetime Source Type: news

The U.S. Is Experiencing the Highest Number of Measles Cases in 25 Years, CDC Confirms
More people in the U.S. have been infected with measles during the first five months of 2019 than the total for any year since 1994, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Thursday. A total of 971 cases of measles have been reported in the U.S. since the beginning of 2019, compared to 963 cases during the entirety of 1994, according to the agency. The uptick threatens the nation’s measles elimination status, which was attained in 2000. Prior to that status, as many as 3 to 4 million people became infected with measles annually in the United States, the CDC said. About 400 to 500 people died fr...
Source: TIME: Health - May 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized health measles onetime Source Type: news

Public health leaders call for new efforts to promote vaccination acceptance
(CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy) On Thursday, an international coalition of public health leaders including CUNY SPH Dean Ayman El-Mohandes and Senior Scholar Scott Ratzan issued a statement asserting its commitment to vaccine acceptance around the world and to eliminating vaccine-preventable diseases, including childhood diseases such as measles, mumps, and rubella. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 30, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

FDA Researchers Advance Science for Vaccines to Prevent Mumps and Whooping Cough
Reported cases of mumps and pertussis have risen in the US in recent years even though many people are vaccinated. As part of the FDA commitment to protect the public health, FDA scientists are working to learn why more cases are occurring. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - May 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Mumps and measles cases in England prompt vaccine call
There were 795 cases of mumps in the first three months of 2019, versus 1,031 in the whole of 2018. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New plea for MMR vaccination as cases rise
795 cases of mumps and 231 of measles in first quarter of 2019 Related items fromOnMedica Parental confidence in immunisation programme ‘very high’ Results from children ’s flu jab pilots ‘encouraging’ World ’s first malaria vaccine piloted in Malawi babies HPA warns of possible measles epidemic Vaccination of children could target flu best (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 24, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New Hampshire Child Didn ’ t Have Measles, Had Vaccine Reaction
KEENE, N.H. (CBS) – A child in New Hampshire who was initially diagnosed with the measles last week actually had a reaction to the vaccine and is not infected with the virus, the state’s Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday. The department released a statement Sunday warning the public that a child had been diagnosed with infectious measles and had been at three locations in Keene. But further lab tests revealed that this was not an infection but rather a reaction to the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine, which is made using a weakened version of the virus to build up a person’s immun...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Measles New Hampshire News Source Type: news

FDA Researchers Advance Science for Vaccines to Prevent Mumps and Whooping Cough
Reported cases of mumps and pertussis have risen in the US in recent years even though many people are vaccinated. As part of the FDA commitment to protect the public health, FDA scientists are working to learn why more cases are occurring. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Measles Outbreaks from Imported Cases in Orthodox Jewish Communities - New York and New Jersey, 2018-2019
On October 1, 2018, the Rockland County Department of Health alerted the New York State Department of Health of an unvaccinated teen traveler with diagnosed measles. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - May 16, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: Active Communities Community Health Measles Measles Vaccination Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella (MMRV) Vaccine Safety MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Outbreaks Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Community Outbreak of Measles - Clark County, Washington, 2018-2019
On December 31, 2018, Clark County Public Health in Washington was notified of a suspected case of measles in an unvaccinated child who had recently arrived from Ukraine. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - May 16, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: Active Communities Community Health Measles Measles Vaccination Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella (MMRV) Vaccine Safety MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Outbreaks Source Type: news

With Measles Crisis, Washington State Now Limits Vaccine Exemptions
On Friday, Washington Governor Jay Inslee (D) signed House Bill 1638 into law that would no longer allow parents to cite their personal and philosophical objections when trying to not vaccinate their kids against measles, mumps, and rubella. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Washington State Limits Exemptions for Children Not Being Vaccinated
(VANCOUVER, Wash.) — Parents in Washington state will no longer be able to claim a personal or philosophical exemption for their children from receiving the combined measles, mumps and rubella vaccine before attending a day care center or school under a measure signed Friday by Gov. Jay Inslee. The state saw more than 70 cases of measles this year, and Inslee signed the bill at Vancouver City Hall, in the county where most of those cases were centered. The new law takes effect at the end of July. Inslee said that while the bill was an important step in public health, he warned it doesn’t do “everything ne...
Source: TIME: Health - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GILLIAN FLACCUS and RACHEL LA CORTE / AP Tags: Uncategorized measles onetime washington Source Type: news