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Bills Banning Most Vaccine Exemptions Fail In Northwest

Legislative efforts to increase pressure on parents to get their kids vaccinated failed in Oregon and Washington state Wednesday amid stiff opposition as a handful of other statehouses consider similar bills prompted by a measles outbreak at Disneyland.

03/11/2015

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Oregon Considers Banning Most Vaccine Exemptions

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Jennifer Margulis has her kids vaccinated and she gets shots herself. But she doesn’t like the idea of government telling parents they must get their children immunized. That’s why she spoke […]

02/28/2015

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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

CBS Seattle–02/17/2015

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Washington Lawmaker Aims To Limit Vaccine Exemptions

A House lawmaker has introduced a bill that would not allow personal beliefs to be a sufficient reason to not vaccinate a child.

02/04/2015

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Here’s How To Keep Healthy This Flu Season

There are some simple and effective strategies to keep healthy this flu season.

10/22/2014

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Thousands Will Die From Flu This Year, Doctors Predict

Although concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.

10/22/2014

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Yellowstone Says ‘Biobullets’ For Bison Won’t Work

Shooting wild bison with vaccine-laced “biobullets” to prevent the spread of disease to livestock would be too ineffective to justify the expense, Yellowstone National Park administrators said Tuesday.

01/14/2014

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Study: More Higher Income Parents Opt Out Of Whooping Cough Vaccine

A surge in whooping cough cases may be linked in part to parents’ refusal to vaccinate their children.

CBS Seattle–10/21/2013

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Rate Of Flu Vaccination Among Adults Lagging Behind Children

More children than ever are being vaccinated for the flu, but adults have a way to go.

10/07/2013

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Good Question: When Is The Best Time To Get The Flu Shot?

Every flu season is different, but it typically begins in early October and November and peaks in December, January or February.

09/18/2013

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