CDC May Bring Back Oral Polio Vaccine in U.S.

CDC May Bring Back Oral Polio Vaccine in U.S.

In response to the first confirmed case of polio in the United States since 2013 this past September and the subsequent detection of the polio virus in New York City wastewater, officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are now considering recommending a return to use of the live attenuated oral […]

Polio Case in New York Caused by “Vaccine-Derived” Poliovirus

Polio Case in New York Caused by “Vaccine-Derived” Poliovirus

Opinion | The first reported case of polio in the United States since 2013 was confirmed in New York last week. According to New York health officials, a young adult in Rockland County contracted type 2 “vaccine-derived” poliovirus (VDPV2), which may have been transmitted by someone who received the Sabin live attenuated oral polio vaccine (OPV). […]

This County Banned Unvaccinated Kids from Public Spaces

Joe Hendricks’ kids are part of a growing number of children in the U.S. who are unvaccinated. But unlike other unvaccinated families, Joe’s lives in Rockland County, New York where a first of its kind ultimatum has been put into effect… Get your kids vaccinated or keep them out of public spaces. Locations included in […]

Judge Denies Injunction of NY Law Repealing Religious Vaccine Exemption

Judge Denies Injunction of NY Law Repealing Religious Vaccine Exemption

On Aug. 23, 2019, New York State Supreme Court Judge Denise Hartman issued an Opinion upholding a law passed by the New York State Legislature and signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo on June 13, 2019 repealing the legal right of parents to obtain a religious exemption vaccination for their children to attend school and daycare […]