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CDC: Missouri is Lagging Behind in Measles Vaccinations

The CDC’s Dr. Melinda Wharton says Missouri is one of 13 states to have a measles vaccination rate below 90 percent.


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HPV Vaccine Prevents More Than Cervical Cancer

Back to school for some children means back to the pediatrician to get required vaccinations.


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Study: No Evidence Vaccines Cause Autism

Serious side effects from vaccines are rare and there’s no evidence they lead to autism, according to a new study.


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Measles Cases Reported in Missouri

The Centers for Disease Control says nearly 200 cases of the measles have been reported in 17 states this year, including Missouri.


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Missouri Lagging Behind In MMR Immunizations

Health officials say many parents still aren’t convinced vaccinations are safe.


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Illinois Law Lowers Age for Pharmacist Vaccinations

Children age 10 and older can get flu shots and vaccinations like tetanus shots from pharmacists.


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Back to School Shots, Especially for Meningitis

Ten percent of those who contract meningitis die.


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Time For Back-To-School Vaccinations

Education officials are reminding parents to update their children’s immunizations before they head back to school.


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Reds Beat Cards 3-2 In 10

Three straight Reds reached with two outs in the 10th against Fernando Salas and pinch-runner Chris Valaika scored easily from second on Juan Francisco’s single to center.


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Total Information AM – Tuesday, February 22nd

We talk with KMOX Capitol Correspondent Phil Brooks about Governor Jay Nixon’s air travel and who is paying the bills, and we hear from Dr. Paul Offit about vaccinations and TV Guide’s Matt Roush.




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