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Vaccine Opposition Has Ebbed and Flowed Over Centuries

They’re considered one of mankind’s greatest medical achievements, yet people have balked at vaccines almost since the time of the first vaccination — in 1796, when an English country doctor named Edward Jenner inoculated an 8-year-old boy against smallpox.

02/17/2015

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Md. Health Officials Urge Parents to Vaccinate Kids Against Measles

Pediatricians from 10 Baltimore-area hospitals and the city’s health commissioner are urging parents to vaccinate their children against the measles.

02/09/2015

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Dr. Carson: Kids Should Not Forego Vaccinations On Philosophical, Religious Reasons

Dr. Ben Carson is now weighing in on the vaccination debate.

02/03/2015

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Christie: Parents Should Have Choice In Vaccinating Children

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says that parents should have some choice when it comes to vaccinating their children in the wake of a measles outbreak in California.

02/01/2015

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414 Md. Students Barred Over Missing Vaccinations

More than 400 students in Prince George’s County are barred from returning to school Wednesday because they haven’t gotten their vaccinations.

11/05/2014

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Pr. George’s County Students Banned From School Until They Get Vaccinated

More than 400 Prince George’s County students will not be allowed to attend class when it reconvenes Wednesday after not receiving the proper vaccinations.

11/03/2014

A 2000 PETA ad used then New York mayor Rudy Giuliani's battle with prostate cancer to discourage people from consuming products made from cow's milk. (Getty Images)

PETA ‘Got Autism’ Ad Draws Fire

Campaign features a cereal frownie face in a bowl of milk and asks “Got Autism?”

05/30/2014