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  • How A Shingles Shot Can Prevent Months Of Pain

    More than three-quarters of Americans believe vaccines for such diseases as measles, mumps, and whooping cough should be mandatory for children, a new Harris poll finds. The margin increases with age, with 88 percent of respondents over 69 years old and 83 percent of those 50 to 68 voicing support. People who remember the scourge of polio and who themselves may have suffered through such "childhood diseases" as mumps are, not surprisingly, more likely to want vaccines required for kids.
  • Anti-vaccine parents put everyone at risk

    Anti-vaccine parents put everyone at risk
    To the editor: As a school nurse, I read this article on the high rates of vaccine exemptions for schoolchildren based on parents' personal beliefs with dismay but not surprise. ("Plunge in kindergartners' vaccination rate worries health officials," Sept....

    National Immunization Month highlights importance of vaccines

    August is National Immunization Awareness Month, a time doctors and health professionals use to educate the public about the importance of staying current on necessary vaccinations. Dr. Joseph Zebley, a family physician based in Baltimore City, said the...

    Anne Arundel offers $10 shingles vaccines for seniors

    ANNAPOLIS -- The county Health Department will hold shingles vaccine clinics for seniors next week. County residents ages 60 and older can attend one of two clinics offered in the county: - Monday -- Parole Health Center, 1950 Drew St. - Tuesday --...

    Vaccines are safe and problems are 'extremely rare,' study says

    Vaccines are safe and problems are 'extremely rare,' study says
    Public health experts have taken a fresh look at the safety records of childhood vaccines and once again pronounced them safe. A systematic review published Tuesday by the journal Pediatrics notes some evidence of “adverse effects” from 11...