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Gov. Chris Christie during the Feb. 25, 2015 edition of Ask The Governor. (Kira Buxton, Townsquare Media NJ)
Gov. Chris Christie during the Feb. 25, 2015 edition of Ask The Governor. (Kira Buxton, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Christie: I’m a ‘complete supporter’ of vaccinations

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he's surprised by the reaction to comments he made about vaccinations during a recent trip to the United Kingdom.

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Main Street at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. last month. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
Main Street at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. last month. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
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Measles infections in California grow to 123

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The number of measles cases in California has reached 123 in the wake of a December outbreak at Disneyland.

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The vaccination debate – a New Jersey 101.5 Town Hall special

What are the facts behind a persistent debate over the safety of childhood vaccinations?

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A bottle containing a measles vaccine
A bottle containing a measles vaccine (Photo illustration by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Vaccination exemptions in New Jersey – Who can get them?

All Garden State children who attend school are required to receive a series of vaccinations, but last year more than 10,000 youngsters were granted special waivers to skip the shots.

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Disneyland in California (David McNew, Getty Images)
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More measles cases tied to Disneyland, Illinois day care

Health officials say the number of U.S. measles cases this year has risen to 141.

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Childhood immunization rates in New Jersey top 95 percent

Despite resistance by some parents to immunizations for measles and other childhood diseases, more than 95 percent of New Jersey school children have received such vaccinations, the state's chief health officer says.

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Boxes of single-doses vials of the measles-mumps-rubella virus vaccine live, or MMR vaccine and ProQuad vaccine. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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Vaccine Safety: Q&A from the Centers for Disease Control

The following Q & A, addressing childhood vaccinations, is presented here with permission from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More detailed information on vaccines and vaccine safety can be found on the CDC website.

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Amid measles outbreak, few rules on teacher vaccinations

While much of the attention in the ongoing measles outbreak has focused on student vaccination requirements and exemptions, less attention has been paid to another group in the nation's classrooms: Teachers and staff members, who, by and large, are not required to be vaccinated.

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A flyer about measles is displayed on a bulletin board at a pediatrics clinic in Greenbrae, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
A flyer about measles is displayed on a bulletin board at a pediatrics clinic in Greenbrae, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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Berlin measles traced to refugees, but 2 cases linked to US

BERLIN (AP) -- Authorities in Berlin say a spike in measles infections has been traced to unvaccinated refugees but at least two measles cases appear to have come from the United States.

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Disney Parks’ Frozen Christmas Celebration in Disneyland (Scott Brinegar, Disney Parks via Getty Images)
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Disney gave input on measles health messages

As the measles outbreak spread last month, Disneyland executives sent a series of emails to California health officials asking them to emphasize that the theme park was not responsible for the illnesses and was safe to visit, documents obtained by The Associated Press show.

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