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The Real Vaccine Roulette: Missing Your Baby’s Scheduled Shots

KQED Science | September 9, 2013 | 15 Comments

The Real Vaccine Roulette: Missing Your Baby’s Scheduled Shots

Some parents are choosing to delay, space out or forgo their children's recommended vaccinations. But according to a new study, every shot parents choose to skip greatly increases their children's risk of getting a potentially fatal infectious disease.

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Whooping Cough Staging Comeback in California

KQED Science | July 10, 2013 | 5 Comments

Whooping Cough Staging Comeback in California

Despite widespread vaccination, whooping cough continues to circulate among vaccinated populations, placing infants too young to be fully vaccinated at high risk of serious disease or death.

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Whooping Cough Remains a Formidable Opponent Against Vaccination

KQED Science | May 29, 2013 | 1 Comment

Whooping Cough Remains a Formidable Opponent Against Vaccination

The past few years have seen the worst outbreaks of whooping cough since the pre-vaccine days. A recent study adds to other research suggesting that though the newer aceullar vaccines have fewer side effects than the old whole cell versions, they don't last as long.

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