Whooping cough: Pregnant woman bans MIL from visiting newborn

Whooping cough: Pregnant woman bans MIL from visiting newborn

A pregnant first-time mum has banned her mother-in-law from visiting her future grandson because she refuses to get the whooping cough vaccine. The text messages showed the woman's fiancé sharing links with his mother about the whooping cough vaccine and how it protects vulnerable newborns.

Whooping cough vaccine less effective CDC warns

Whooping cough vaccine less effective CDC warns

Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about LinkedIn Pinterest Children less protected by whooping cough vaccine than they once were, CDC warns CDC researchers said the bacteria behind the disease has mutated.

'I almost fell for anti-vaccination lies'

'I almost fell for anti-vaccination lies'

But that’s the problem The more people who choose not to vaccinate because of the perceived risk to their individual child, the lower the number in the herd, until it eventually swings out of our favour.

Paola Mayfield Ignores Haters After Vaccinating Son Axel

Paola Mayfield Ignores Haters After Vaccinating Son Axel

#provaccine #proinformation.” My baby boy had his first 💉vaccination today 🥺 Axel was so brave 💪🏻 just like his mommy💁🏻‍♀️ @russ_mayfield has been reading The Vaccine Book by Dr. Sears.

More Severe Flu Strain Starts to Spread Widely

More Severe Flu Strain Starts to Spread Widely

For children aged 6 months to 17 years, overall vaccine effectiveness is 61 percent, according to the CDC. "As long as flu is circulating and you haven't been vaccinated, we recommend that you go ahead and get vaccinated," she said.

What is the MMR vaccine? Measles vaccine side effects, age, more

What is the MMR vaccine? Measles vaccine side effects, age, more

Any child born after 1999 should automatically have been given two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, with the first dose at 12 through 15 months of age.

Here's one way you definitely won't change an anti-vaxxer's opinion

Here's one way you definitely won't change an anti-vaxxer's opinion

Aggressive or dismissive language can make people less likely to vaccinate , while open, respectful discussion with a trusted individual can encourage hesitant parents towards vaccination.

Anti-vax dad at centre of measles outbreak makes stunning admission

Anti-vax dad at centre of measles outbreak makes stunning admission

Emmanuel Bilodeau, whose family is at the centre of a measles outbreak in Canada, has revealed he didn’t vaccinate his children because of fears about autism. Eight people, including two children, have died of measles in Ukraine this year.

Anti-vax mum sues school for kicking out her daughters

Anti-vax mum sues school for kicking out her daughters

Marina Williams' daughters aged 13 and 15 attended an upstate New York high school until the school refused to teach them after finding out their vaccination schedules were not up to date. The law says they have to be educated, they are refusing to do that." And he claims the girls are not a health risk.

The Illusory Link Between Vaccinations and Autism

The Illusory Link Between Vaccinations and Autism

In recent years, a large increase in the number of parents who are refusing to vaccinate their children has resulted in less protection against diseases like the measles not only for the unvaccinated children, but also for infants like mine who are still too young to receive vaccinations like the MMR.

Roald Dahl's heartbreaking letter on daughter's measles death resonates amid Washington outbreak

Roald Dahl's heartbreaking letter on daughter's measles death resonates amid Washington outbreak

Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about LinkedIn Pinterest Roald Dahl's heartbreaking letter on daughter's measles death resonates amid Washington outbreak The author of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" said parents who refuse the measles vaccine are putting their children's lives at risk.

Antivaxxers and the Plague of Science Denial

Antivaxxers and the Plague of Science Denial

In 2014, Brendan Nyhan and colleagues published a study in which anti-vaccination attitudes among parents were countered by refuting claims about a vaccine-autism link and highlighting the dangers of not vaccinating by presenting information about the diseases the vaccines prevent, showing images of infected children, and providing a narrative about a mother hospitalizing her son with measles.

Boy asks internet how to get vaccinated without his mum finding out

Boy asks internet how to get vaccinated without his mum finding out

"What legal consequences can I face if I fake my parent's signature giving me consent to vaccinations besides the hepatitis vaccine?'' The boy wants to know the legal implications of forging his mother's signature.

7 things to know about the flu in kids, according to a pediatrician

7 things to know about the flu in kids, according to a pediatrician

While worry is normal, pediatrician Dr. Shilpa Patel of Rockleigh, New Jersey, shared what she wants parents to know and how to protect their children from flu. “You don’t have to have a fever with the flu,” said Patel.

FDA approves new children's vaccine for six diseases

FDA approves new children's vaccine for six diseases

The recommended vaccines for children include those that protect against: Hepatitis B A disease spread by body fluids and blood. Doctors recommend four doses of the polio vaccine for best protection, beginning at 2 months.

Pediatric flu death: Emma Splan, 6, died of complications of the flu

Pediatric flu death: Emma Splan, 6, died of complications of the flu

Knowing that Emma had received a flu shot and that they did everything they could have done for her helps her parents Christy Pugh and Dave Splan find comfort.

What's Herd Immunity, and How Does It Protect Us?

What's Herd Immunity, and How Does It Protect Us?

To have herd immunity and protect lots of people from disease, a very high percentage of people in any one area need to be vaccinated.

Chickenpox parties: Doctors say it's a bad idea to skip the vaccine

Chickenpox parties: Doctors say it's a bad idea to skip the vaccine

Denver station KUSA 9News recently reported that a few private Facebook parenting groups in Colorado have been sharing information about pox parties, which were popular before the introduction of the chickenpox vaccine, Varicella, more than 20 years ago.