| Nov 29, 2011
| 11:22 AM
In eight states now, more than 1 in 20 public school kindergartners aren't getting all the vaccines required for attendance, an Associated Press analysis found.
Alaska had the highest exemption rate in 2010-11, at nearly 9 percent. Colorado's rate was...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 6:35 AM
ALBA -- Public health officials are reminding parents to check their children's immunization records after several cases of chickenpox were reported in Antrim County.
The outbreak affects students at Concord Montessori and Community School in Alba, but...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 3:51 PM
There’s nothing funny about chicken pox, except maybe the way you look while you have them.
Vaccine shots can be given to prevent the itchy disease, but a new vaccine every year that’s no fun either!
So what are worried parents to do?...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 9:36 PM
With so many parents realizing they can save their children the suffering of chicken pox with vaccination, it can be tough to find a fun "chicken pox party," the gatherings at which healthy young children mingle with actively sick ones......
| Nov 8, 2011
No one wants to get the chicken pox, especially when you're older. But now parents are so scared their kids will get the lil red bumps they are taking matters into their own hands.
Weary of the chickenpox vaccine, some parents are actually subjecting...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 10:39 PM
Parents, who have concerns about vaccinating their children, are turning to a new way to expose their kids to the chickenpox virus.
They're buying lollipops licked by children with chickenpox for up to $50 a 'pop'.
The lollipops have been shipped...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Chicken pox is not a childhood disease most of us remember fondly. Now imagine your parents forcing you to get pox on purpose. Some parents fearing immunizations for their kids are going about having their kids get chicken pox in a bizarre way.
| Nov 4, 2011
| 3:44 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal prosecutor is warning parents not to try a new scheme for dodging vaccines: sending items infected with chickenpox through the mail.
Jerry Martin, the U.S. attorney in Nashville, pointed out it's illegal and unsafe...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 12:06 PM
Q: My son is 5 years old and just started school. He hasn't had the chickenpox yet, but I'm sure he'll get it eventually. I know some parents actually expose their children to kids with chickenpox so they can catch it and get it over with. Is this safe?...
| Jul 11, 2011
The topics of vaccines and vaccine safety spark emotional outbursts at scientific meetings and family dinner tables alike. But many of these debates are remarkably fact-free. Surprisingly few people — not just concerned parents but also doctors,...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 4:43 PM
Conflicting labels are stuck to vaccines — villainous and vital. The majority of Americans credit Edward Jenner’s innovations with preventing countless Americans from getting measles, mumps, rubella, polio and other once-prevalent diseases. ...