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In a survey conducted by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), an alarming number of people appear to be influenced by the anti-vax movement.
“The idea that vaccines cause autism is still going around. And the anti-vaxx movement, if anything, has perhaps only grown stronger over the last 15 years... The trend that we're seeing is worrying, " explained Anders Hviid, one of the researchers who worked on a study to prove, once again, there is absolutely no link between vaccinations and autism.
Confronted with both serious measles outbreaks and a growing anti-vaccine movement, New York lawmakers voted Thursday to ban religious exemptions that would allow parents to circumvent school-mandated vaccination.
Officials said a patient with measles went to a midnight showing of "Avengers: Endgame" in Fullerton, California, before realising she was sick.
If you have five people who want the flu shot at the same spot (and within an included major city) on Thursday, a special event will offer, by far, the cheapest private vaccination on offer.
An unvaccinated 6-year-old boy contracted tetanus and spent 57 days in the hospital. It's Oregon's first case of pediatric tetanus in 30 years.
The Ukraine had the highest increase of measles cases between 2017 and 2018 with a total of 30 338, while Brazil hadn't had any cases reported in 2017 but surged to a total of 10 262 in 2018. The UN urges parents to vaccinate their children. “Lack of action today will have disastrous consequences for children tomorrow," they say.
Pregnant women are increasingly susceptible to catching severe flu in their second and third trimester, making them a priority group to receive the flu vaccine.
Readers responded to anti-vax billboards that went up all over the US and it seems we’re more divided than ever. But there is a clear right and wrong, our readers say, quite frankly, "it's not a debate".
Vaccinations have saved countless lives and untold suffering, but many adults still believe vaccines are bad for their children, despite the scientific facts and medical experts' opinions. Could pro-vaccination celebs sway their opinion?
There are 1 million new STI cases globally every day, and many current antibiotics used to treat them are becoming antibiotic resistant.
As reporters harassed by science denialists, often wrongly described as "sceptics" as if their views on climate change, vaccinations and the age of the Earth carry any weight of evidence, we should remember the aim of science, writes George Claassen.
Eleven years after they authored a study which cast some doubts over the smallpox vaccine, two scientists say the methodology used has changed radically, and consider the research outdated.
There are many falsehoods around vaccines. Anna Sutton helps you to arm yourself with the truth.
A new law was recently passed in Italy that may prevent children from attending school. Health Minister Giulia Grillo put it simply: “No vaccine, no school.”
Facebook has taken another step to stem the tide of misinformation about vaccinations on its platform.
Measles outbreaks across the United States again puts the spotlight on parents who resist getting their kids vaccinated.
It was eradicated decades ago but polio is back in Papua New Guinea. Here's why, all the way in South Africa, we need to vaccinate our children.
Many people are of the opinion that not only is it unnecessary to vaccinate their children, but that it's dangerous too. And we're afraid these billboards popping up all over the U.S. will mobilise and expand the anti-vaxx movement, putting millions of lives at risk.
Despite a major measles outbreak in Italy last year, infecting some 5000 and causing the deaths of 4, anti-vaxxers are up in arms about the Democrats' proposed new law to make vaccinations compulsory in Italy. So much so, that it could swing the vote in the country's general elections next week.
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