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The current measles outbreak has some states questioning laws that make it too easy for parents to get exemptions from immunization requirements. Read more»

Rep. Mo Brooks and potential presidential hopeful Ben Carson both suggested a connection between illegal immigration and the spread of diseases such as measles in the United States. Read more»

SciCheck: Sen. Rand Paul gave false and misleading statements about vaccine safety in two separate interviews, including a claim that “many” children have developed “profound mental disorders” after vaccinations. Read more»

A state lawmaker wants to require Arizona schools to post health-related information on their websites including immunization rates among students – information he says is especially important given the measles outbreak originating at Disneyland. Read more»

Ken Roland, research associate professor at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, says scientists should learn how to communicate better to help allay parents concerns about vaccinating their children.

A group of scientists at ASU are working to improve their communication skills to find common ground among parents who feel their concerns about vaccinating their children aren't being heard by the health care providers. Read more»

Isaias Saldanaje gets a flu shot Thursday at a free vaccination clinic the Maricopa County Department of Public Health offered for National Immunization Week.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report this week declaring an unusually early and intense start to flu season. Health officials say Arizona is seeing a fairly normal start and while it’s difficult to predict how things will unfold, they are prepared for things to get worse. Read more»

Arizona is among 10 states that have the easiest procedures for opting out of childhood vaccinations based on personal beliefs, and a growing number of parents are choosing not to innoculate their children. (with video) Read more»