The Pentagon earlier this year required the vaccine for all members of the military, including active duty, National Guard and the Reserves.
Low initial vaccine uptake among staffers in nursing homes has ignited debates about whether to penalize, persuade or simply pay them more to get the vaccine. But a little patience might work best.
Maine passed a new law last year to increase childhood immunization rates. The law, not yet in effect, would forbid religious and philosophical exemptions — if it's not repealed on Super Tuesday.
With U.S. measles cases at record highs, doctors say adults who got vaccinated prior to 1968 should consider getting revaccinated to make sure they and their neighbors are protected.
Against the advice and pleas from doctors and medical associations, some Arizona lawmakers are pushing bills that would make it easier for parents to get exemptions for their kids from vaccinations.
Following several measles outbreaks this winter, there is a movement among some states to make it more difficult for people to claim nonmedical exemptions to vaccine laws.
Measles infected hundreds of children at a Philadelphia church whose members didn't believe in modern medicine. In a rare step, health officials moved to compel the families to vaccinate the kids.
A 6-year-old can't be vaccinated against measles because he is recovering from leukemia. He faces a higher risk because parents at his California school have chosen not to vaccinate their kids.