Thousands Of Unvaccinated Kindergartners Enrolled Without Formal ExemptionStates are heatedly debating whether to make it more difficult for students to avoid vaccinations for religious or philosophical reasons amid the worst measles outbreak in decades, but schoolchildren invoking such waivers are outnumbered in many states by those who give no excuse at all for lacking their shots.
Student Who Sued Over Chickenpox Policy Comes Down With The IllnessThe high school senior who went to court after he was barred from playing basketball because he wasn’t vaccinated against chickenpox has come down with the illness, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Local Doctors Flooded With Calls Following Measles Diagnosis In PittsburghLocal doctors have been responding to calls and questions regarding vaccinations following a case of measles in Pittsburgh.
Facebook To Remove Groups, Pages That Spread Vaccine MisinformationSocial media giant Facebook says it will remove groups and pages that spread misinformation about vaccinations on its site.
Parents Reminded To Keep Kids Up-To-Date On Vaccinations As School Year StartsBack-to-school time brings with it a serious health reminder -- to make sure your child is up to date on vaccinations.
ACHD Disputes Findings Of Study On Childhood VaccinationsThe Allegheny County Health Department is disputing the findings of a new study on non-medical exemptions from childhood vaccinations.
New Vaccine Policy Takes Effect For StudentsA new immunization policy is now in effect for students in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania School Rules Require Vaccinations Within 5 DaysNew Pennsylvania Department of Health rules require school students to be fully vaccinated within five days of the beginning of the school year.
State Departments Propose New Immunization RegulationsThe State Departments of Health and Education have proposed new regulations that would impact all school kids.
Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Provides Tuberculosis, Measles UpdatesThe Allegheny County Health Department has been looking into cases of tuberculosis ever since a Pittsburgh Public School District student came down with the disease.