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73 Arizonans honored for raising immunization rates, saving lives Arizona’s statewide immunization advocacy group celebrates partners in community protection

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For immediate releaseApril 23, 2019 For more information:Debbie McCune Davis, TAPI 602-288-7566 debbied@tapi.org PHOENIX, AZ – Celebrating 27 years of advocating for the health of all Arizonans, The Arizona Partnership for Immunization (TAPI) honored 73 individuals, organizations, and initiatives during the 2019 Arizona Big Shots awards dinner at the Phoenix Country Club. Presenting the awards […]

MMR vaccine does not cause autism, another study confirms

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By Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez, CNN Updated 8:41 PM ET, Mon March 4, 2019 Gupta: Vaccines do not cause autism 01:30 (CNN)The measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine does not increase the risk of autism and does not trigger autism in children who are at risk, according to a new study of over 650,000 children. Researchers used a […]

Religious exception for vaccination or religious excuses for avoiding vaccination

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Croat Med J. 2016 Oct; 57(5): 516–521.  doi: 10.3325/cmj.2016.57.516 PMCID: PMC5141457 PMID: 27815943 Gordana Pelčić,1,2 Silvana Karačić,3 Galina L. Mikirtichan,4 Olga I. Kubar,5 Frank J. Leavitt,6 Michael Cheng-tek Tai,7Naoki Morishita,8 Suzana Vuletić,9 and  Luka Tomašević10 Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer Vaccination is considered to be one of the greatest public health achievements in the 20th century, which has helped to build a society free of vaccine […]

Arizona lawmakers are pushing vaccine exemption bills

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By Ryan Prior, CNN Updated 7:57 PM ET, Tue February 26, 2019 (CNN)Arizona lawmakers voted last week to advance three bills that would make it easier to get exemptions from the state’s vaccine requirements, and which would require doctors to provide much more information to patients and families about potential harms that vaccines pose. The bills […]

Flu Season Takes A Turn For The Worse, Schools Close In Michigan, 12 Other States

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62 CBS Detroit full article January 25, 2019 at 2:24 pm (CNN) — Flu activity increased over the past week, squelching hopes of an early peak and leading at least 12 states to shut down some schools. There have been as many as 11.4 million flu illnesses, 5.4 million medical visits and 136,000 flu hospitalizations between October […]

There Are Many Things We Want to Pass on to Our Loved Ones—Illness Is Not One of Them

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You want to pass on certain things like family traditions, a grandmother’s quilt or dad’s love of books—but no one wants to pass on a serious illness. Take charge of your health and help protect those around you by asking about vaccines at your next doctor’s visit. Vaccinating our children is commonplace in the United […]

Measles cases reach record high in Europe

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Posted: Aug 20, 2018 9:58 AM EDTUpdated: Aug 20, 2018 10:23 AM EDT By Rory Smith CNN (CNN) — Cases of measles have reached a record high in Europe this year, with more cases recorded in the first six months of 2018 than any other 12-month period this decade, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). More […]

A Healthy Start: Pregnancy and Vaccines

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National Immunization Awareness Month is a reminder everyone needs vaccines throughout their lives. During pregnancy, you often think about baby names, nursery colors and prenatal vitamins, but you should also think about vaccines. Vaccines during pregnancy not only protect you against diseases, but you also pass some protection to your baby that will last through […]

UnitedHealthcare Awards $2 Million in Grants to Arizona Community Organizations to Address Social Determinants of Health

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For Immediate Release UnitedHealthcare Awards $2 Million in Grants to Arizona Community Organizations to Address Social Determinants of Health Several community organizations receiving funding to expand access to fresh produce, immunizations, dental screenings and vision screenings that will benefit hundreds of thousands of Arizonans Arizona is one of five states this year where UnitedHealthcare is […]

Nonmedical vaccine exemptions increasing in US metropolitan areas

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Healio - IN THE JOURNALS June 12, 2018 Peter J. Hotez An increase in nonmedical vaccine exemptions have been reported in 12 of the 18 states that allow exemptions for philosophical beliefs, with high rates of exemption observed in many metropolitan areas. This rise in antivaccine activity may provide an opportunity for future outbreaks to occur, […]

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