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To Vaccinate or Not? Two Mothers ‘Debate’

To Vaccinate or Not? Two Mothers ‘Debate’

Karen in her home in Seattle and Celina on nearby Veshon Island are separated by more than Puget Sound. When it comes to vaccinating their children for whooping cough they’ve come down on very different sides of the fierce debate currently raging in their community. With my two kids, we’ve done a spaced out vaccine […]

CDC Funds New Hampshire Vaccine Registry

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New Hampshire’s Executive Council voted on Dec. 18, 2019 to accept $1.5 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to create an Immunization Information System (IIS). According to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, New Hampshire is currently the only state without vaccine tracking system.1 The IIS electronic tracking […]

The Media’s Obsession With the ‘Debunked’ Lancet Study

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How many times have you read or heard about the “debunked”1 2 3 study published in the British medical journal The Lancet in 1998 that described “gastrointestinal and developmental regression in a group of previously normal children?”4 Probably lots of times, particularly if you follow the debate on the safety of vaccines and the ethics of mandatory vaccination. […]

Vaccine Market Valued at $93 Billion by 2026

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A recent report by Fortune Business Insights projects the value of the world market for vaccines to reach $93.08 billion by 2026, with a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 10.7 percent during the forecast period.1 One of the main drivers of the vaccine market is the need for greater supplies of vaccines, given stricter government […]

Fully Vaccinated School in Houston Closes Due to Pertussis Outbreak

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A Catholic high school in Houston, Texas closed early for the Christmas holidays due to seven confirmed cases of pertussis (whooping cough). St. Theresa Catholic School  cancelled all classes and activities on Dec. 12, 2019 due to the outbreak. The school will re-open on Jan. 6, 2020.1 2 The first case of pertussis at St. […]

What to Do When Vaccines Go Wrong

What to Do When Vaccines Go Wrong

Every year, millions of people receive vaccines. These vaccinations are designed to keep people healthy. But sometimes things go wrong, and when that happens patients can only seek recourse at what’s known as Vaccine Court—a government program run by the Department of Health that compensates the injured. … If you’ve never heard of Vaccine Court, […]

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