Vaccines in the News

Vaccines in the News

Fall Weather Headed Your Way? Time For Flu Shots September 4, 2017
The arrival of a new school year and cooler temperatures also means the arrival of flu vaccines in doctors' offices, pharmacies, clinics, work places, and school campuses. With flu season on its way, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued updated recommendations Monday for the flu vaccine — but without the needle-free option so many parents were hoping for. [+] more
New measures add pressure to anti-vaccine parents in Illinois and across U.S. August 30, 2017
In Illinois, school vaccine exemptions aren’t what they used to be. Parents with clear-cut religious objections can still opt to send their kids to school without vaccines, as long as they’re willing to meet with a health care provider and receive information about vaccine benefits. But parents who oppose vaccines as unnecessary or dangerous are on shaky ground under a 2015 law that does not recognize philosophical objections. [+] more
Plants 'hijacked' to make polio vaccine August 15, 2017
Plants have been "hijacked" to make polio vaccine in a breakthrough with the potential to transform vaccine manufacture, say scientists. The team at the John Innes Centre, in Norfolk, says the process is cheap, easy and quick. As well as helping eliminate polio, the scientists believe their approach could help the world react to unexpected threats such as Zika virus or Ebola. [+] more
Some Pediatricians Are Refusing to See Unvaccinated Kids August 15, 2017
The doctors are worried about the safety of their other patients. [+] more
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