California health authorities on Friday declared an end to a large measles outbreak that started at Disneyland and triggered a national debate about vaccinations.
The March of Dimes says daycare centers ought to have vaccine policies for adults employees.
“If a baby gets the measles, it could be absolutely devastating,” says SLU Care pediatrician Dr. Ken Haller. “That’s why it’s just really incumbent on everyone to make sure that anyone who can get vaccinated, does get vaccinated.”
Our interviews concern the biggest sporting event in Phoenix this weekend and the latest on the measles outbreak. Charlie Brennan previews his Brewhouse visit and Harry reviews “Black or White”.
With the potential to affect thousands, the recent outbreak of measles in the U.S. has placed a spotlight on a debate that’s raged for years.
The CDC’s Dr. Melinda Wharton says Missouri is one of 13 states to have a measles vaccination rate below 90 percent.
Throughout the years, epidemics and plagues have shaken up societies and cultures around the world.
Serious side effects from vaccines are rare and there’s no evidence they lead to autism, according to a new study.
The Centers for Disease Control says nearly 200 cases of the measles have been reported in 17 states this year, including Missouri.
Missouri is above the national average for the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine as well as Hepatitis B and Hepatitis A vaccines.