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Daily News 2013-03-29


Partisan squabble breaks out in House on vaccines

Parents in Wales urged to give children MMR vaccine - Measles epidemic in Swansea has led health experts to renew calls for parents to immunise their children over Easter

CDC Flublok Seasonal Influenza (Flu) Vaccination

The Gary Null Show – Continued Gardasil investigation – 03/28/13

Sanofi: To Invest $75 Million in New Pharmaceutical Plant in Vietnam

Are you a pro-lifer who supports the use of aborted fetal tissue in vaccines? (Video)

Vaccine Rights Lawyer Speaks Out: There Is *Extensive* Corruption

CDC Vaccine Safety Concerns about Autism - Updated March 29, 2013


Evidence builds that vaccines, autism unrelated

Vaccines Not Linked To Autism. Again.

NEWS SCAN: Vaccines and autism, polio in Pakistan, managing Q fever, H3N2 flu in pigs

HPV Vaccine Injury and Death Claims Paid: Revealed by Judicial Watch

WHO official says 240,000 Pakistani children missed polio vaccinations in tribal regions

Scientists seek ethics review of H5N1 gain-of-function research

CDC: Main flu marker dips below baseline

CDC Seasonal Influenza (Flu) 2012-2013 Influenza Season Week 12 ending March 23, 2013

CDC Seasonal Influenza (Flu) Situation Update: Summary of Weekly FluView

CDC Seasonal Influenza 2012-2013 Flu Season Drawing to a Close

CDC: Dramatic increase in valley fever in southwestern US

El Monte students may have been exposed to TB

My Turn: Human microbiome and autoimmune disease

Seattle biotech ups series B again to ID & develop antibodies as infectious disease therapies

Woman Who Contracted Encephalitis on School Trip Awarded $41.7M

Drugmakers Are Licensing Fewer Compounds by Ed Silverman - Pharmalot

Biological computer created at Stanford

E coli outbreak linked to frozen snacks sickens 24 in 15 states

Immunisation activities: In the realm of fear, fight for polio continues

Parents are going to great lengths to immunise children after militants imposed a ban on polio vaccinations in North Waziristan Agency. Government officials are withholding money and identity documents from groups affiliated with the ban, and parents ...
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240000 Pakistani Children Miss Anti-Polio Drive

She said polio transmission is now concentrated in core endemic areas — central Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the Federally Administered Tribal Regions or FATA, parts of Karachi, Quetta and nearby Killa Abdullah and Pishin districts in south western ...
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Immunisation - From Six to Eleven Killer Diseases

Last year, cervical cancer was added onto the list of immunisable diseases - with girls 12 years and below being immunised in 14 districts; and beginning this April, government will immunise children against pneumonia with the pneumococcal conjugate ...
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RxAlly and Shenandoah University team up to increase pneumocaccol vaccine ...

The program, known as “Improving Patient Immunization Rates through Optimizing Pharmacy's Role in Providing Immunization Services,” is working towards increasing pneumococcal vaccination rates among adults over age 65 and at-risk patients with ...
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Vaccine News Daily (blog)

Pfizer presents phase III study results of Prevnar 13 in adults with HIV at CROI

Pfizer Inc. has presented the results from a phase III study demonstrating the immunogenicity, tolerability and safety of Prevnar 13 (Pneumococcal 13-valent Conjugate Vaccine [Diphtheria CRM197 Protein])in adults infected with human immunodeficiency ...
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Protecting our little ones

Vaccinating your child against pneumococcal infections means protecting him/her from pneumonia, septicaemia, otitis media, and meningitis. According to data from the US Centers for Disease Control, the introduction of the Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine ...
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AsiaOne

ACIP adopts new guidance for PCV13 vaccine

Children with high-risk conditions should be given the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) even if they already received the 7-valent formulation or the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine. The new, stronger recommendations ...
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Study Suggests Potential Shift in Burden of Pneumococcal Disease

New studies revealed today by Latin American researchers and global health leaders suggest that the highest burden of deadly pneumococcal disease in Latin America may be shifting to adults as countries successfully immunize more infants with new ...
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Parents in Wales urged to give children MMR vaccine

Parents are being urged to use the Easter school break to arrange potentially lifesaving measles protection for their children. A measles epidemic centred on Swansea has underlined the need for protection. There is increasing concern that pleas for ...
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The Guardian

This year's flu season was long and tough, CDC says

The viruses circulating this year were especially hard on people 65 and older and CDC is still trying to work out just how well vaccines may or may not have protected people, especially the elderly, against serious illness and death from flu. So many ...
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Do Vaccines Cause Autism? CDC Finds No Link Between Number Of Shots And ...

In January, the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/04/chances-of-having-twins_n_1183674.html">Centers for Disease Control and Prevention</a> reported that the numbers of twins in the U.S. has jumped in the last three decades: In 2009, 1 in ...
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Full vaccine schedule safe for kids, no link to autism

The study, published today in the Journal of Pediatrics, is the latest of more than 20 studies showing no connection between autism and vaccines, given either individually or as part of the standard schedule. The paper is the first to consider not just ...
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Multiple Vaccinations on Same Day Does Not Raise Autism Risk

Intuitively, parents believe that the amount of antigens, or immune-activating agents in the shots, over-burden young babies' still-developing immune systems, making them more vulnerable to developing autism. So many parents “shot-limit,” or stagger ...
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TIME

Another Study Sees No Vaccine-Autism Link

The findings, which appear online March 29 in the Journal of Pediatrics, cast further doubt on a link between vaccines and autism spectrum disorders -- a group of developmental brain disorders that impair a child's ability to communicate and socialize.
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Autism risk not increased by “Too Many Too Soon”

Later, the idea that the increase in thimerosal exposure in the pediatric ... As the evidence mounted that the idea that thimerosal and/or MMR caused an ...

Michigan Meningitis Outbreak: State Attorney General Bill Schuette Files For ...

On Tuesday, Schuette petitioned the Michigan Court of Appeals to convene a multi-county grand jury investigation of the New England Compounding Center (NECC), which last year spread the deadly fungal meningitis through its shipment of the back pain ...
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Too many HIV patients also have hepatitis

The researchers found the highest rate of co-infection of HIV and hepatitis among males, particularly those who marked their race as "other," which included anything other than white, black, or Hispanic. (Credit: "nurse checking vaccine" via ...
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Two articles indicate corrleations between autism and vaccinations

In "A Positive Association found between Autism Prevalence and Childhood Vaccination uptake across the U.S. Population," published in the May 2011 issue, pages 903-916 in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A, researchers suspect ...
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The risk of autism is not increased by 'too many vaccines too soon'

Cincinnati, OH, March 29, 2013 -- Although scientific evidence suggests that vaccines do not cause autism, approximately one-third of parents continue to express concern that they do; nearly 1 in 10 parents refuse or delay vaccinations because they ...
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Parents urged to get children vaccinated as measles outbreak spreads

PARENTS in Merthyr are being urged to ensure their children have had MMR jabs as a measles outbreak continues to spread across Wales. More than 400 people, mainly children, have contracted the potentially life-threatening disease in the current ...
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BMC Infectious Diseases | Abstract | Pertussis re-emergence in the ...

Resurgence of pertussis in the post-vaccination era has been reported in Western ... BMC Infectious Diseases 2013, 13:151 doi:10.1186/1471-2334-13- 151 ...
www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/13/151

Forbes: Why the HPV vaccine is a sore spot for parents

Will HPV vaccines be next?” Location: USA 39.450000762939 ; -98.907997131348 Read about the persistence of HPV DNA fragments and adverse effects in HPV ...

UNICEF official says 240000 Pakistani children missed polio vaccinations in ...

ISLAMABAD — A top UNICEF official says as many as 240,000 children have missed U.N.-backed vaccinations against polio because of security concerns in Pakistan's tribal regions bordering Afghanistan. Dr. Nima Saeed Abid, acting UNICEF chief for the ...
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Washington Post

City to Hold Immunization Clinics for Adults and Children

City to Hold Immunization Clinics for Adults and Children. Start Date: March 22, 2013, 3:23 PM End Date: January 01, 0001, 12:00 AM. The City of Lubbock ...
www.ci.lubbock.tx.us/…/city-to-hold-immunization-clinics-for...

No Evidence Multiple Vaccines Raise Autism Risk, CDC Says

The number of childhood vaccines administered, either in a single day or during the first 2 years of life, has no bearing on autism risk, new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows. The case-control study of more than ...
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Medscape

Dozens of Vaccinations Administered In One Day Do Not Increase ...

Receiving multiple vaccinations within one day does not increase an infant's ... parents are still hesitant about the possible side effects of vaccinations.

The Number Of Early Childhood Vaccines Not Linked To Autism

The study, by researchers at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, found no connection between the number of vaccines a child received and their risk of autism spectrum disorder. It also found that even though kids are getting more vaccines ...
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NPR (blog)

Study Confirms No Link Between Childhood Vaccine Schedule and Autism

Then the blame shifted towards the mercury based preservative used to keep vaccines longer in storage before use. When the thiomersol preservative was ...

Another Study Sees No Vaccine-Autism Link

Then came concerns about thimerosal, a preservative once used in certain childhood vaccines (but never MMR) that contains small amounts of ethyl mercury.

Health departments plan for National Public Health Week

Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester county health departments will hold free community vaccination clinics Tuesday to protect families and child care providers against whooping cough as part of National Public Health Week. The whooping cough vaccine is ...
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New fears as start of Easter holidays threatens to worsen Swansea's measles ...

CRISIS measures are being introduced as the measles epidemic sweeping Swansea threatens to escalate with the start of the Easter holiday. Health chiefs are worried that having thousands of children out and about in crowded places could lead to yet more ...
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Measles: Warning As South Wales Cases Spread

Measles cases in Wales are spreading with "alarming" speed despite urgent calls to ensure children have vital MMR protection. Health chiefs have again warned that the epidemic could leave unprotected children brain-damaged or dead. Public Health Wales ...
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Bill Requiring Meningitis Immunization Passes House

Bill Requiring Meningitis Immunization Passes House. By Ben Rainwater By brainwater@wbbjtv.com. Story Created: Mar 28, 2013 at 7:06 PM CDT. Story Updated: Mar 28, 2013 at 10:49 PM CDT. MARTIN, Tenn. - Before stepping onto the campus of UT ...
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House OKs bill to require proof of immunization

NASHVILLE (AP) - Legislation that would require incoming students at public higher education institutions to show proof of immunization against meningitis is headed to the governor for his consideration. The measure sponsored by Democratic House ...
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Mumps outbreak has spread to VCU

This is just a week after multiple cases of the mumps were confirmed at the University of Richmond. VCU students were advised to be alert for signs and symptoms of mumps and to contact VCU's University Student Health Services if symptoms develop.
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Study dispels autism link with vaccines

The risk of children developing autism is not affected by the number of vaccines they have, scientists have said. Although researchers long ago discredited ...

The Times

Autism Risk Isn't Increased by Vaccine Schedule, Study Finds

An analysis of 1,000 toddlers showed no differences in exposures to vaccines between autistic and normally-developing children, according to findings published in the Journal of Pediatrics by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and ...
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Officials recommend HPV vaccine

Dr. Wendy Braund, state health officer and Public Health Division senior administrator with the Wyoming Department of Health, said two HPV vaccines are available. Either HPV vaccine is routinely recommended for 11- or 12-year-old girls, and ...
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Dachel Media Update: Autism Awareness Assault - AGE OF AUTISM

By Anne Dachel Mar 27, 2013, Independent Collegian: Toledo [OH] sorority to don blue for autism awareness Mar 26, 2013, Medicalxpress.com: State with one ...
www.ageofautism.com/…/dachel-media-update-autism-awaren...

Are your kids immunized?

Students who receive the notices are those for whom the Health Unit does not have up-to-date immunization records. Under the Immunization of School Pupils Act, the Health Unit must ensure students attending school are immunized against diphtheria, ...
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Immunization against children diseases reviewed

Immunization against children diseases reviewed Friday, March 29, 2013 - Islamabad優eputy Commissioner, Islamabad, Amer Ali Ahmed on Thursday reviewed the progress immunization against communicable diseases among the children up to age of one ...
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Pakistan Observer

Rabies Vaccination Clinics scheduled for Lewis County

All pet owners are reminded that rabies is a serious, yet preventable disease. State law requires all pets be vaccinated against rabies. Rabies is a deadly virus that is transmitted by bites from an infected animal and can be prevented if treated ...
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Lewis Herald

VCU alerts students about confirmed mumps case following UR outbreak

A second Richmond, Virginia university has reported the viral, vaccine-preventable disease, mumps on campus in the past week. The Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) alerted students today of a confirmed case of mumps in the university community, ...
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VCU Community Warned After Mumps Case

RICHMOND, VA—Virginia Commonwealth University is warning its faculty and staff after the health department confirmed a case of mumps in the VCU community. The university sent a letter to its faculty and staff alerting them the Richmond City Health ...
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Four Little Calcutta Kids Take on Polio and Apathy and Win

The children are fighting against firmly entrenched beliefs that their future is futile, but are given tools to find solutions to their town's most-pressing issues—such as clean water, polio vaccinations and establishing education for future generations.
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TakePart

Alavi pledges protection for anti-polio teams

The deputy commissioners were designated as the “controlling authorities” of their respective districts for the polio campaign. The meeting was informed that Sukkur was declared as “polio-free zone” in Sindh but cases were still being reported from ...
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Autism Risk Isn't Increased by Vaccine Schedule, Study Finds

Autism risk isn't increased by the use of recommended childhood vaccines, US health officials found in a study addressing parent concerns that too many ...

Study finds no link between child vaccines, autism

Myths about autism and vaccines have persisted, said Geraldine Dawson, chief science officer at Autism Speaks. Research increasingly suggests that many of ...

Bill To Protect Students From Meningitis Passes Legislature

A bill aimed at keeping college students safe from a rare illness has passed in the state legislature. The Jacob Nunley Act requires incoming college students who will live in a dorm or at a public university to get a vaccination to protect them ...
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Public health officials warn about disease

Orange County public health officials have warned schools about a deadly meningococcal disease outbreak tied to Tijuana that is preventable by vaccination. That strain has not hit Orange County but has been reported from San Diego to Los Angeles.
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Wakefield-Driven Vaccine False Alarm Threatens Real Vaccine Science

In the past couple of decades – especially after a British doctor made now-discredited claims linking the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine to autism ...

Measles outbreak warning

Julia Waller, immunisation lead for the Health Protection Agency in the North-East, said: “Measles is highly infectious and unvaccinated children and adults who haven't had it before are at risk when it is circulating, as it is now in this region ...
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Alert over measles epidemic after steep rise in infections

Health experts say they are seeing the highest levels of measles infections in Greater Manchester since the MMR vaccine was introduced 25 years ago. So far there have been nearly 100 cases of the disease in the last two months alone. Staff at the ...
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Manchester Evening News

Swansea measles epidemic: Author on media role in MMR vaccine take up

Public Health officials say they are concerned at the low take up of the measles vaccine in the Swansea area despite the number of cases doubling to epidemic levels in the past three weeks. So far more than 400 cases have been reported. Some experts ...
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BBC News

Retired Port Talbot GP warns about measles

A retired GP who was a family doctor for 34 years is warning parents not to be complacent about measles. Dr Ed Roberts knows firsthand how devastating the virus can be, and is urging parents to ensure their children have the MMR vaccination to protect ...
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1 So. Fla. measles case reported

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Health department officials have reported a confirmed case of measles in South Florida, Thursday. The Florida Department of Health in Broward County informed that a 41-year-old woman contracted the disease outside ...
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IBR Aware: Vaccination offers protection against IBR when buying-in cattle

With farm vet Isobel Payne, of Congleton-based Charter Vet Surgeons, Mr Ball started a vaccination programme, having tested initially for IBR, lepto and BVD. “I've done it more as a preventative measure than in response to a particular disease,” he ...
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VCU confirms case of the mumps on campus

"Mumps tend to occur on college campuses and schools because the students are so close together between the dorms and the classroom and going to athletic events," says VCU Health Services Director Dr. Margaret Roberson. She says mumps are rare at ...
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Polio - Nine WPV Cases Recorded in Four States and FCT

Sokoto — Nine cases of the Wild Polio Virus have been recorded in four states and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, from January this year to date, the Executive Secretary, National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, NPHCDA, Dr. Ado Mohammed ...
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Alvi assures security to anti-polio team

The meeting was also attended by Sindh Health Secretary Dr Noshad Ahmed Shaikh, EPI Project Director Khamisani, Dr Salah Tumsah, Polio team leader WHO, Jalal Shaikh (Rotary) and Masood Hamed Bhalli (Rotary), Akhtar Alvi, Khalid Latif and others.
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The Nation

The Gary Null Show Continued Gardasil investigation 032813

A continuation of a special investigation on HPV and Gardasil with a special original indepth investigative report Then a report on herd immunity and what ...
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Why I chose the HPV vaccine for my daughters

My 12-year-old daughter spent the first morning of spring break in a doctor's office, getting the HPV shot. In four months, she'll return for her third and final dose of Gardasil, one of the vaccines approved for fighting the human papilloma virus ...
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Evidence builds that vaccines, autism unrelated

The study, published on Friday in the Journal of Pediatrics, is the latest of more than 20 studies showing no connection between autism and vaccines, ...

$91M GlaxoSmithKline Flu Vaccine Center Coming to Texas

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has approved a $91 million influenza-vaccines manufacturing facility operated by GlaxoSmithKline plc and the Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) as anchor of the Center for Innovation in Advanced ...
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State Lawmakers Require Meningitis Vaccine for College Freshmen

Almost all incoming freshman will have to get one more vaccination to enroll in Tennessee's public universities this fall. The immunization will fight bacterial meningitis, a sometimes deadly disease which has been found to spread easily in the close ...
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Nashville Public Radio

Winners! The Thinking Moms' Revolution Book.

Each chapter describes how parents are fighting to recover their children from autism and related disorders. Beginning with how they met and where they are today, the twenty-four Thinking Moms share why the support of close friends, who are also ...
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Dachel Media Update: Swine Flu Jab Wrecked our Kids, Autism Rates

"The books investigators found could spark a new round of discussion on some of the issues that have pervaded the national discussion since Newtown — especially on gun control and mental health." It seems that again autism (specifically Asperger's ...
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Measles outbreak shows need to up vaccination rate

Health officials in Wales are bemoaning the slow uptake of vaccines as a measles outbreak threatens to sweep across the country. Cases have, so far, been restricted largely to the city of Swansea. But with the Easter break coming up, healthcare ...
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Parents warned over measles outbreak in UK

"Other countries where measles transmission has been high in the past 12 months include France, Italy, Romania, Spain. Parents going on holiday with their children should make sure that they are up to date with their vaccines, particularly MMR vaccine, ...
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Immunization clinics set for April

Free immunizations are available for children through the Chippewa County Department of Public Health. Immunizations will not be given for any children under age 18 years unless a parent or legal guardian fills out and signs a permission form.
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House OKs bill to require proof of immunization

Shawna McIntosh speaks to reporters in Nashville, Tenn., on Thursday, March 28, 2013, about a bill named after her late son, Jacob Nunley, who died of meningitis last year as a college freshman. The House sent a bill to require meningitis immunization ...
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Tri-state students required to get pertussis shot

Tri-state students required to get pertussis shot. Story. Print: Create a hardcopy of this page; Font Size: Default font size: Larger font size. Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2013 12:53 pm. Tri-state students required to get pertussis shot BY ERIK ...
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Student at Highland Ranch Elementary Reportedly Has Pertussis

“This is a reminder that pertussis is always around,” said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County Public Health Officer. “Even though we aren't seeing the record numbers of recent years, pertussis is still in our community; we encourage parents to make ...
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Pakistan's Polio Program: Suspended at Zero Dark Thirty

Polio is a devastating infectious disease paralyzing many of those infected, but following the Taliban's execution of 16 health workers engaged in Pakistan's polio eradication program in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, preventing polio is now ...
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