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Pakistani mother looks on as health worker gives oral polio vaccine to a child in Rawalpindi in 2014. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, File)
Pakistani mother looks on as health worker gives oral polio vaccine to a child in Rawalpindi in 2014. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, File)
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Vaccine enforcement – Pakistan police arrest parents refusing kids’ anti-Polio meds

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- Hundreds of parents in northwest Pakistan were arrested and jailed on charges of endangering public security after refusing to give their children polio vaccinations, officials said Monday.

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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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Washington state panel mulls bill to trim vaccine exemptions

Personal or philosophical opposition to vaccines would not be an authorized exemption for the parents of school-age children under a measure that received a public hearing before a House committee on Tuesday, drawing at least two dozen opponents to the proposed change.

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AIDS Healthcare Foundation Offers Free Meningitis Vaccinations
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What disease would you find a cure for?

This Wednesday night at 7 New Jersey 101.5 will take on the issue of vaccines in a Town Hall special.

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Measles Outbreak
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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Drug research at Merck. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Drug research at Merck. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
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New HPV vaccine from Merck strengthens cervical cancer protection

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The drugmaker Merck & Co. Inc. has received approval for an updated version of its Gardasil vaccine that protects against an additional five strains of the virus that causes most cases of cervical cancer.

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Health worker administers a flu shot in Chicago Nov. 18, 2014.  (Jean-Marc Giboux/AP Images)
Health worker administers a flu shot in Chicago Nov. 18, 2014. (Jean-Marc Giboux/AP Images)
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Feds vows to publicize vaccine injury help program

Leaders of the nation's system for helping people hurt by a routine vaccination have vowed to better publicize the little-known program, while the judge who oversees the special vaccine court that handles injury claims worries that if more are filed, they will take even longer to handle than they already do.

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Joe Raedle, Getty Images
Joe Raedle, Getty Images
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NJ: Get vaccinated before going back to school

It's National Immunization Month, and New Jersey health officials are encouraging residents to protect themselves.

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Measles Vaccine
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Immunizations: Not Just for Children [AUDIO]

Immunizations are just as important for adults as they are for children. Each year, 30,000 Americans die of vaccine-preventable diseases, and 95 percent of those who die are adults.

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Flickr User, USACE Europe District
Flickr User, USACE Europe District
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Ready or Not, Here Comes Flu Season [AUDIO]

It may feel like summer outside, but the calendar says fall, and as we head into the month of October, flu season is getting underway in the Garden State.

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Measles Vaccine
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Most New Jersey Children Immunized, CDC Report Says [AUDIO]

More New Jersey children are getting vaccinated these days.

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