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Countering FUD about vaccination while not fudging the issues
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Record high vaccination rates of 7th-graders reported in 1st year of stricter requirements

Record high vaccination rates of 7th-graders reported in 1st year of stricter requirements | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
Vaccination rates for California 7th-graders reached their highest recorded levels, the California Department of Public Health reported, in another sign that a stricter vaccination law is having an effect in its first year. The increase in 7th-grade i
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Why America Needs To Follow In France's Footsteps And Make Vaccinations Mandatory

Why America Needs To Follow In France's Footsteps And Make Vaccinations Mandatory | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
France recently announced they were making certain childhood vaccinations mandatory by 2018. Here's why America needs to follow in their footsteps.
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It is perhaps important to remind people that in France, when a vaccine is made mandatory, it is fully covered by the national health service.
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Badger bovine TB vaccinations resume but cull numbers still set to rise

Badger bovine TB vaccinations resume but cull numbers still set to rise | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
Charities have obtained supplies of the vaccine following a shortage last year but the government’s vaccination programme won’t resume until 2018
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France Will Be Making Vaccines Mandatory For All Kids By 2018

France Will Be Making Vaccines Mandatory For All Kids By 2018 | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
Kids

No matter how much evidence we have that proves how important vaccinations are, the great debate over vaccinating children never ends. In an effort to
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Recommendations for Vaccine Administration During Chemotherapy

Recommendations for Vaccine Administration During Chemotherapy | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
During chemotherapy, a patient with cancer should not receive some vaccines, particularly “live” attenuated vaccines.
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Traveling abroad? You may need to be vaccinated

Traveling abroad? You may need to be vaccinated | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
If you are planning a trip abroad, you may need to make an appointment to see a medical provider along with making your travel plans.
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Before you travel, check for local epidemics, and get your shots. This includes flu, measles, mumps, chickenpox etc as well as the more exotic diseases.
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If You Don't Like Needles, How About Microneedle Patch Vaccines?

If You Don't Like Needles, How About Microneedle Patch Vaccines? | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
Here are the results from a Phase I clinical trial.
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Public health labs aren’t just on the frontlines of vaccine-preventable outbreaks. They’re often the only line. | APHL Lab Blog

Public health labs aren’t just on the frontlines of vaccine-preventable outbreaks. They’re often the only line. | APHL Lab Blog | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
by Kim Krisberg In the U.S., rates of vaccine-preventable diseases are so low that many commercial labs don’t even have the ability to test for them anymore. The shift reflects the hard work of decades-long immunization efforts. But it also means that when there is a vaccine-preventable outbreak, just about all of our rapid diagnostic…
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Does society try to shame and shun vaccine refusers and the vaccine-averse?

Does society try to shame and shun vaccine refusers and the vaccine-averse? | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
Antivaxers often complain that they are judged harshly, even shunned. A recent study suggests that, to some extent, they might well be. But are judging, shaming, and shunning parents who refuse to …
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When is it safe to stop vaccinating against an infectious disease?

When is it safe to stop vaccinating against an infectious disease? | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
Vaccinating against an infectious disease can stop once the threat of future transmission is deemed sufficiently low
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Afghanistan kicks off massive polio vaccination campaign - Outbreak News Today

Afghanistan kicks off massive polio vaccination campaign - Outbreak News Today | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
The Ministry of Public Health of Afghanistan, together with WHO and UNICEF, launched today the second spring round of National Immunization Days (NIDs) for polio eradication in 2017. Over 9.5 million children under the age of 5 will be vaccinated against polio and more than 5.7 million children aged 2 to 5 will be given …
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Many U.S. travelers skip measles vaccine before going abroad

Many U.S. travelers skip measles vaccine before going abroad | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
Too many travelers are putting themselves – and their communities – at risk of a highly preventable disease, experts warn
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The irresponsibility of the ignorant or the arrogance of the privileged? Epidemics have been imported this way for centuries, possibly even millennia, but still people needlessly put themselves and, above all, others at risk.
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Sorry, Conspiracy Theorists, There Is No 'Pneumonia Vaccine' | American Council on Science and Health

Sorry, Conspiracy Theorists, There Is No 'Pneumonia Vaccine' | American Council on Science and Health | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
Sorry, Conspiracy Theorists, There Is No 'Pneumonia Vaccine' https://t.co/Lens55iA4X
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The Anti-Vaccine Backlash Is Spreading Around the World — Will the U.S. Be Next?

The Anti-Vaccine Backlash Is Spreading Around the World — Will the U.S. Be Next? | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
People in Italy protested the enacting of a law that makes 16 different vaccinations mandatory for school-aged children. Italy, Australia, and many other countries are enacting more aggressive action against parents who refuse to vaccinate their children. As parents around the world have been increasingly
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Actually, that's Anti-anti-vaccine backlash, but that's Yahoo Beauty for you.
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No vaccines, no public school: is it time for Canada to emulate France?

No vaccines, no public school: is it time for Canada to emulate France? | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
Government-mandated needles would definitely be drastic, but it’s a less medieval choice than watching a child die of whooping cough
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Grieving Mom Responds to Anti-Vaxxers Who Claim Her Baby Died from Vaccines

Grieving Mom Responds to Anti-Vaxxers Who Claim Her Baby Died from Vaccines | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
A grieving mother wrote a message on Facebook to correct the story after anti-vaxxers started blaming her baby's death on vaccines.
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Custom cancer vaccines safely fight and kill tumours in early human trials

Custom cancer vaccines safely fight and kill tumours in early human trials | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
It’s early and there are many hurdles, but data so far suggests safety, efficacy.
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The skin cancer in question is melanoma, one of the rarer and nastier kinds.
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WATCH: John Oliver Tears Apart The Anti-Vaccine Movement

WATCH: John Oliver Tears Apart The Anti-Vaccine Movement | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
Last Week Tonight host John Oliver tore apart the anti-vaccine movement with expert wit and compelling information just as he always does.
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Eliminating rabies in Haiti: Brazil donates 15,000 doses of rabies vaccine - Outbreak News Today

Eliminating rabies in Haiti: Brazil donates 15,000 doses of rabies vaccine - Outbreak News Today | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
The government of Brazil has donated 15,000 doses of human rabies vaccine to Haiti, with the support of the Pan American Foot-and-Mouth Disease Center (PANAFTOSA) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). The rabies vaccines are intended to protect humans after they have been exposed to rabies. The vaccines arrived this week in the Haitian …
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Getting the rabies vaccine is an extremely unpleasant and painful business. Look it up, but not on a full stomach.

It's very important to ensure pets and livestock are fully vaccinated. It protects *you* and is much cheaper and less painful in the long run.
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Romania and Italy measles update, EU court ruling on vaccines - Outbreak News Today

Romania and Italy measles update, EU court ruling on vaccines - Outbreak News Today | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
First in some troubling news out of Europe, The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled last Wednesday that vaccines can be blamed for causing illnesses even if there is no scientific proof . Jurist.org reports: The decision comes out of a case that was appealed from France’s Court of Cassation  regarding a man who …
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Children, all vaccinated or immunosuppressed, are dying of measles in Europe right and the CJEU is being really fucking irresponsible, pardon my French.
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HPV and prostate cancer – meta-analysis shows link

HPV and prostate cancer – meta-analysis shows link | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
Evidence has been uncovered that shows a link between HPV and prostate cancer. This is one more cancer that can be prevented by the HPV vaccine.
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Argument by Vaccine Package Inserts – debunking myths

Argument by Vaccine Package Inserts – debunking myths | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
One of the strategies of the antivaccine group is to misuse vaccine package inserts in an attempt to prove that vaccines don't work. Or are dangerous.
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Knock-on effect from HPV vaccine concerns

Knock-on effect from HPV vaccine concerns | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it

Irish Examiner:I Knock-on effect from HPV vaccine concerns

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The hidden tragedies of vaccine-preventable diseases.
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Vermonters plan 'cupcake protest' against forum questioning vaccines

Vermonters plan 'cupcake protest' against forum questioning vaccines | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
A planned symposium featuring notorious vaccine skeptics has set off a testy debate in the Vermont ski resort town of Stowe.
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Protesting with cake and a cuppa. How wonderfully civilised. I hope they draw the crowds they deserve.
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Year-round flu vaccinations promote healthier infants in subtropics

Year-round flu vaccinations promote healthier infants in subtropics | Vaxfax Monitor | Scoop.it
Vaccinating pregnant mothers year-round against flu in the resource-challenged region of subtropical Nepal reduced infant flu virus infection rates by an average of 30 percent, increased birth weights by 15 percent and resulte
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This will seriously annoy the vociferous anti-vax activists, as it directly debunks two of their favourite lies: vaccines don't reduce disease and Bill gates is out to kill us all.
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