vaccination

Mumps confirmed in Grant County

The Grant County Health Department has identified four people with mumps in farmworker housing units in the Mattawa community.

Judge rules against unvaccinated Ky. teen

A Kentucky judge rejected the claims made by a teenager who sued his local health department for temporarily barring students at his school who aren't immune against chickenpox from attending classes and participating in extracurricular activities.

Study looks at anti-vaxers and Facebook

In the ongoing -- and sometimes vicious -- vaccination debates online, pediatricians who are vocal vaccine advocates have become frequent targets of anti-vaxers.

Ky. teen who refused chickenpox vaccine suing health department

A Kentucky student is suing his local health department after it barred students who aren't immunized against the chickenpox from attending school and canceled extracurricular activities during an outbreak that has affected 32 people.

Amid measles outbreaks, Senate hearing to discuss vaccines

Just a week after a congressional hearing on the significant rise of measles cases in the United States, lawmakers met to discuss outbreaks of preventable diseases that seem to be sweeping the nation.

MMR vaccine does not cause autism, another study confirms

The measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine does not increase the risk of autism and does not trigger autism in children who are at risk, according to a new study of over 650,000 children.

Parents were protesting compulsory vaccinations 150 years ago

More than a century before Facebook, anti-vaccination campaigners had another method for spreading their message -- an eye-catching march through town with tiny children's coffins emblazoned with the words: "Another victim of vaccination."

Over 109,000 people died from measles in 2017

A child was hospitalized in Brooklyn in the largest measles outbreak in New York state in decades. A 17-year-old died outside Paris, France. At least 12 children

Rep.-elect, who's also doctor, falsely links vaccines to autism

Rep.-elect Mark Green, who is also a doctor, falsely claimed at a town hall Tuesday that a rise in autism cases could be linked to preservatives in vaccines, according to a video posted by The Tennessean on Wednesday.

Why polio outbreaks still happen

If polio is near extinction, why do outbreaks still pop up in places where the disease was thought to be long gone? The answer is complicated.