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Public Health Center to launch community vaccine clinics

...parents from vaccinating their children.She said the proposed link between the combination vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella and autism spectrum disorders is one reason some parents choose not to vaccinate. The idea that too many vaccines are given...

...published in The Lancet journal by Dr. Andrew Wakefield, who raised the possibility of a link between the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, bowel disease and autism. She said she knows the study was later discredited and retracted. She believes the research...
The foolish anti-vaccination crowd

...movement. She has a boy with autismlike symptoms that she is convinced were caused by the vaccine for measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR). You can credit her passion for her child, sympathize with her heartbreak -- and still cringe at her wholly irrational...
Poem: When I Grow Up and Become a Veterinarian

...That there's never been any animals ailment,That a great big bowl of ice cream can't cure.I'll give caribous with rubella,Large bowls of FrenchVanilla.And chocolate Easter eggs,To moose with broken legs,Instead of performing a very messy...
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Former school nurse pleads guilty to tampering

...students in Alaska schools are required to "be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, measles, mumps, rubella and Hepatitis A and B, unless exempt for medical or religious reasons," according to Alaska statute.In the affidavit...
Health officials confirm Alaska mumps case

...five days before the group left.The woman told health officials she thought she had received the mumps, measles and rubella vaccination as a child. She did not have a record of the vaccination.No one else on the trip were affected.
Cal Thomas: Constitution 'central to our way of life'

...are to be denied entry are children who have not been vaccinated for certain types of diseases, including mumps, measles, rubella, polio, tetanus and diphtheria toxoids, pertussis, influenza type B and hepatitis B, and any other vaccinations for preventable...
Kenai Public Health Center on alert for measles

...surprising. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends a two-dose schedule of the MMR - measles, mumps and rubella - vaccine. The first dose should be given when children are 12-15 months old and the second at 4-6 years old. The Kenai...
Health clinics offer back-to-school shots

...and acellular pertussis, or whooping cough) against diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) and polio shots. As of last year, the state also requires vaccinations against hepatitis A and B. Children may not be...


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