The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Erased Decades of Progress on Childhood Vaccination
While the world waits for a COVID-19 vaccine, children across the globe are going without shots already known to be life-saving. With the world in disarray due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of children vaccinated this year against infections like diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, measles and pneumococcal disease has fallen to levels not seen since the 1990s, according to a new report from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. “In other words,” the report reads, “we’ve been set back about 25 years in about 25 weeks.” That stark figure comes from the Gates Foundation’s annual Goalkee...
Source: TIME: Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

One Dose Of Coronavirus Vaccine Likely Won ’ t Be Enough; ‘ We ’ re Looking At Double Shots ’
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Coronavirus Coronavirus Vaccine Source Type: news

Vaccine update: issue 310, July 2020, PHE
This issue discusses maintaining vaccine uptake during a pandemic, Covid-19 and vaccine wastage, healthcare staff flu campaign, the importance of pertussis vaccine in pregnancy, reminder of PCV schedule, the updated routine immunisation schedule, and other items. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clinical guidance for healthcare professionals on maintaining immunisation programmes during COVID-19, NHS England (updated 29th June 2020)
The national immunisation programme is highly successful in reducing the incidence of serious and sometimes life-threatening diseases such as pneumococcal and meningococcal infections, whooping cough, diphtheria and measles. It remains important to maintain the best possible vaccine uptake to prevent a resurgence of these infections. This will also prevent increasing further the numbers of patients requiring health services, as well as outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, and allow us to provide important protection to children and other vulnerable groups. Where possible, the routine immunisation programmes should be...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World leaders must fund a Covid-19 vaccine plan before it's too late for millions | Gro Harlem Brundtland and Elizabeth Cousens
This week ’s Global Vaccine Summit comes at a crucial point in history. Governments must not miss their chance to save livesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGro Harlem Brundtland is former director-general of the World Health OrganizationElizabeth Cousens is president of the UN FoundationGoogle any list of the most successful public health interventions of this century or the last, and vaccines will be at the very top. Infectious diseases such as smallpox, measles, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough) were once prevalent and killed indiscriminately. Smallpox is now eradicated, po...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 4, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Gro Harlem Brundtland and Elizabeth Cousens Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Science World Health Organization Polio World news Source Type: news

Child vaccinations down in DR Congo, and COVID-19 is not helping: UNICEF
Fewer children are getting vaccinated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the COVID-19 pandemic is almost certainly going to make matters worse, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says. If the trend continues, it could trigger a resurgence in deadly childhood diseases such as polio, chickenpox, measles, yellow fever, hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and meningitis. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A Vaccine Against COVID-19 Would Be the Latest Success in a Long Scientific History
Here’s betting you wouldn’t want anyone blowing smallpox scabs up your nose. But you might feel differently if you lived in 15th century China. Long ago, the Chinese recognized that people who had contracted smallpox once were immune to reinfection. They came up with the idea of preserving scabs from individuals who had suffered mild cases, drying them out, crushing them to a powder and blowing them up the nostril. For boys it was the right nostril, for girls it was the left because, well, 15th century. That is how the story of vaccines usually begins, though that version is decidedly incomplete. For one thing,...
Source: TIME: Science - May 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer health Source Type: news

Coronavirus as a Reminder of the Urgency of Getting Your Vaccines
Even before the pandemic, many parents rejected readily available, safe and effective immunizations that can protect their children. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Children and Childhood Parenting Measles Mumps Whooping Cough Freedom of Religion Source Type: news

Missed vaccinations could lead to other fatal outbreaks, doctors warn
GPs worried thousands may delay routine appointments due to fear of catching coronavirusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSenior doctors fear that thousands of routine vaccination appointments may be missed or delayed because of the coronavirus lockdown, raising the risk of sudden and potentially fatal outbreaks of other diseases when restrictions on movement are finally eased.GPs and accident and emergency departments have witnessedunprecedented falls in the numbers of people seeking medical care in recent weeks, prompting concerns that vital routine immunisations for infections such as mea...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 26, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Health Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Society Science Medical research Source Type: news

Vaccine Rates Drop Dangerously as Parents Avoid Doctor ’s Visits
Afraid of Covid-19, parents are postponing well-child checkups, including shots, putting millions of children at risk of exposure to preventable deadly diseases. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: your-feed-science Vaccination and Immunization Measles Whooping Cough Mumps Diphtheria Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Babies and Infants Preventive Medicine Epidemics Meningitis your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

New tools and trials combat the resurgence of whooping cough
EU-funded researchers hope a greater understanding of interactions between pertussis bacteria and the immune system, together with a toolkit for testing new vaccines, will help prevent whooping cough disease and deaths in babies worldwide. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - March 27, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

Licensure of a New Hexavalent Vaccine for Use in Infants Licensure of a New Hexavalent Vaccine for Use in Infants
A new hexavalent vaccine for use in children aged 6 weeks through 4 years has been approved by the FDA to prevent diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b, and hepatitis B.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 2, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Hexavalent Vaccine Included in Vaccines for Children Program
FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2020 -- The hexavalent combined diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis (DTaP) adsorbed, inactivated poliovirus (IPV), Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib) conjugate (meningococcal protein conjugate), and hepatitis B... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Licensure of a Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis, Inactivated Poliovirus, Haemophilus influenzae Type b Conjugate, and Hepatitis B Vaccine, and Guidance for Use in Infants
A new combination vaccine to prevent diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, Haemphilus influenzae type b disease, and hepatitis B has been licensed, but won't be available before 2021. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - February 6, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Diphtheria Vaccination Hepatitis B Vaccination MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Pertussis Vaccination Tetanus Vaccination Vaccine-Preventable Diseases and Specific Vaccines Whooping cough Source Type: news

Tdap Interchangeable With Td for Most Vaccine Indications Tdap Interchangeable With Td for Most Vaccine Indications
The tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine can be substituted for the tetanus and diphtheria toxoids (Td) vaccine in situations where only Td vaccine had been recommended previously, according to updated recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 4, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Tdap or Td Vaccine May Be Used for Decennial Td Booster Doses
MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 -- Either tetanus and diphtheria toxoids (Td) vaccine or tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine may be used for Td booster doses every 10 years or when indicated for tetanus... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Use of Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid, and Acellular Pertussis Vaccines: Updated Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices --- United States, 2019
New Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommendations allow more flexibility for use of either tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) or tetanus and diphtheria toxoids (Td) vaccines in three scenarios where only Td had been previously recommended, most notably for tetanus booster doses recommended every 10 years for all adults. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 23, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Pertussis Vaccination Tetanus Vaccination Source Type: news

Whole Cell Pertussis Vaccine May Help Protect Australian Infants Against Food Allergies Whole Cell Pertussis Vaccine May Help Protect Australian Infants Against Food Allergies
Australian infants who received the whole pertussis (wP) vaccine were less likely to be diagnosed with food allergies than those who received the acellular pertussis (aP) vaccine in a nested case control study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - January 22, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Fears whooping cough is evolving into a SUPERBUG as doctors say a new vaccine is desperately needed
Scientists behind the study, at the University of New South Wales, say new vaccines must be developed in the next five to 10 years to avoid bordetella pertussis morphing into a superbug. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Financial Penalty May Lead To Better Vaccination Rates, Study Shows
BOSTON (CBS) — Routine childhood vaccines are often required for entry into school, but does making vaccines mandatory actually improve immunization rates? And what if families had to pay a penalty for failing to vaccinate? A new study in the journal Pediatrics aimed to answer these questions. Researchers looked at 29 European countries and found those that legally mandate vaccinations for measles and pertussis or whooping cough, for example, had higher vaccination rates than countries that did not mandate them. In countries with mandatory vaccination that did not allow families to opt-out for religious or other non-...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Health News Source Type: news

Mandatory Vaccination Ups Prevalence of Vaccine Coverage
MONDAY, Jan. 13, 2020 -- Mandatory vaccination is associated with increased vaccination coverage for measles and pertussis as well as reduced measles incidence in Europe, according to a study published online Jan. 13 in Pediatrics. Olivia M. Vaz,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Anti-vaccination advocates are finding new ways to get around Facebook's ban on false claims in ads
A recent Facebook ad campaign about a whooping cough 'vaccine controversy' has drawn criticism for potentially violating the spirit of Facebook's policy against vaccine misinformation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New science proves that vaccines SPREAD infectious disease, causing up to 15 times MORE infections among fully vaccinated children
(Natural News) A new peer-reviewed scientific paper published in the journal Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines has found that the DTaP vaccine for diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough) is causing children who receive it to become more prone to contracting whooping cough later on in life. According to the study, children who receive... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Texas school with 100% vaccination rate forced to shut down due to whooping cough outbreak – and they want us to believe that vaccines work?
(Natural News) Students attending St. Theresa Catholic School in Houston, Texas, were given an extended Christmas break thanks to an unexpected whooping cough outbreak that reportedly shut the school down early. And wouldn’t you know it, but St. Theresa has a 100 percent vaccination rate – meaning this whooping cough outbreak occurred among fully vaccinated... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping cough outbreak sweeps through Texas school with 100% vaccination rate, PROVING that vaccines don't work (yet again)
(Natural News) A Texas school that touts a “100% vaccination rate” has been forced to close its doors and send students home after a whooping cough outbreak swept through the school, infecting students who were already vaccinated. The incident proves yet again that vaccines don’t work as advertised, and that infectious disease outbreaks very often... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boostrix (Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine, Adsorbed) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 19, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology 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

2 Freetown-Lakeville Middle School Students Contract Whooping Cough
LAKEVILLE (CBS) — Two students have come down with whooping cough at the Freetown-Lakeville Middle School and there’s concern there may be more. “We have several suspect cases and two students with cultures pending,” Lakeville Public Health Nurse Lori Desmarais said in a letter to the school principal Wednesday. Desmarais said they’re trying to reach all students that may have been exposed. She’s also notified the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Read: Whooping Cough Fact Sheet Whooping cough, which is also known as pertussis, is a highly contagious bacterial infection that dev...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Lakeville News pertussis Whooping Cough Source Type: news

ACIP Updates Pertussis Vaccine Recommendation
During its Oct. 23-24 meeting, the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices updated its recommendation for the pertussis vaccine and was briefed on this season's flu activity. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 30, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Vaccination Gaps Leave Pregnant Moms, Infants Unprotected
According to recent research from the CDC, about 65% of mothers surveyed reported they had not received the seasonal influenza and tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis vaccines before or during pregnancy. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 16, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Vital Signs: Burden and Prevention of Influenza and Pertussis Among Pregnant Women and Infants - United States
Influenza and pertussis cause substantial disease burden among pregnant women and infants too young to be vaccinated. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - October 10, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: Adult Vaccinations Infant Health Influenza (Flu) Influenza Vaccination MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Pertussis Pertussis Vaccination Pregnancy Vaccines Whooping cough Source Type: news

2 in 3 pregnant women don't get flu or whooping cough shots, CDC reports
Only one-third of pregnant women get flu and Tdap shots, despite the fact they vaccines lower the risks that they and their babies will be hospitalized for the infections, worrying CDC data revel. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnant Women Need Encouragement for Flu, Tdap Shots, CDC Says Pregnant Women Need Encouragement for Flu, Tdap Shots, CDC Says
Only 35% of new mothers in a survey reported having had both influenza and pertussis shots, the CDC said. Agency officials urged clinicians to allay fears that may prevent women from getting vaccines.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 9, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Only a Third of Pregnant Women Get Needed Vaccines
About two-thirds of pregnant women in the United States don't get vaccinated against both flu and whooping cough, putting them and their newborns at risk, a new report from the CDC says. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Only Half of Pregnant Women Receive Recommended Vaccines
TUESDAY, Oct. 8, 2019 -- Many pregnant women do not receive the recommended flu and tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccines to protect themselves and their infants, according to a Vital Signs report... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pregnant Women Should Get Flu and Whooping Cough Shots, C.D.C. Says
Millions do not, and they may be endangering their babies as well as themselves. Only 35 percent of pregnant women get both vaccines; about half get one. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - October 8, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Pam Belluck Tags: Whooping Cough Women and Girls Vaccination and Immunization Pregnancy and Childbirth Babies and Infants Influenza Centers for Disease Control and Prevention your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Most Pregnant Women Aren ’ t Getting Flu And Whooping Cough Shots, CDC Warns
(CNN) — Most pregnant women in the United States don’t get flu and whooping cough vaccines even though the shots are safe and recommended as part of routine prenatal care, a report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. The report said the low rates of vaccination during pregnancy could put moms-to-be and newborns at greater risk of infection, hospitalization and death. The two vaccinations pass on antibodies to the fetus that provide protection after birth, when babies are too young to be vaccinated. It added that pregnant women have more than double the risk of hospitalization if...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Flu Vaccine Pregnancy Whooping Cough Source Type: news

Most pregnant women aren't getting flu and whooping cough shots, CDC warns
Most pregnant women in the United States don't get flu and whooping cough vaccines even though the shots are safe and recommended as part of routine prenatal care, a report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Only a Third of Pregnant Women Getting Vaccinations They Need
TUESDAY, Oct. 8, 2019 -- About two-thirds of pregnant women in the United States don't get vaccinated against both flu and whooping cough, putting them and their newborns at risk, a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How Anti-Vaccine Sentiment Took Hold in the United States
As families face back-to-school medical requirements this month, the country feels the impact of a vaccine resistance movement decades in the making. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: your-feed-science Vaccination and Immunization Smallpox Whooping Cough Children and Childhood Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Measles Parenting Autism Medicine and Health Babies and Infants Doctors Rumors and Misinformation Centers fo 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

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

California parents urged to vaccinate their kids after teen with whooping cough may have exposed 40
Humboldt County has a pertussis vaccination rate of more than 90 percent, but health officials are urging anyone who has not received the booster vaccination to get it immediately. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

20 million children miss out on life-saving vaccines, UN warns
Globally, vaccination coverage with three doses of diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis and one dose of the measles vaccine has stalled. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: How the Ebola Crisis Has Led to Children Dying From Measles
[The Conversation Africa] Forty-five years ago, the World Health Organisation launched the Expanded Programme on Immunisation. It covered six diseases - measles, tuberculosis, polio, diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus. Since then, anti-measles vaccines have been distributed to millions of children across the world, leading to a massive reduction in illness and death. For example, between 2000 and 2017, it was estimated that global deaths from measles had reduced by about 80% due to vaccination. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 11, 2019 Category: African Health 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

‘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

Pertussis Risk Up for Undervaccinated, Unvaccinated Children
However, most pertussis cases occur among vaccinated children further away from last DTaP dose (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 11, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Study: Whooping Cough Vaccine Power Fades With Time
The researchers said that the findings show the importance of keeping up to date on a child's shots, and the critical need to develop new and better vaccines against whooping cough. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news