Tag: vaccination

Blog Posts (6)

July 1, 2015

In California, Vaccination is the Law

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

This week, California governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 277. This law mandates vaccinations for all children who attend a school (public or private) in the state.…

March 6, 2015

Comedy and medicine: Why we mock parents who don't vaccinate their children

By Keisha Ray, Ph.D.

In a recent episode of his late night talk show Jimmy Kimmel, father and comedian, included a segment in which real physicians mock parents who do not vaccinate their children in a mock public service announcement.…

February 3, 2015

Don’t Weasel Out of the Measles Vaccine

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

By now, you have most likely been inundated with news about the measles outbreak tied to Disneyland in California.…

January 29, 2015

V-Ticket to Ride

by Sean Philpott-Jones, Director of the Center for Bioethics and Clinical Leadership I haven’t been to Disneyland since my senior year in high school, and I’ve actually never visited one of the Disney World resorts. Frankly, I never really cared for the noise, the crowds and the artificiality of the Disney parks. The fact that […]
June 27, 2014

Fact vs. Fiction: Judge Upholds Barring Unvaccinated Children from Public Schools

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

Vaccination is one of the great success stories of public health. People who receive vaccinations against disease are far less likely to contract that disease.…

February 21, 2014

State Vaccination Exemption Policy Makes A Difference

Mother Jones has just run a very nice analysis of recent years' research on state laws governing non-medical exemption from childhood vaccines. It turns out that if a state makes it very easy for parents to exempt their children from recommended school...

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American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 3 Issue 4 - Nov 2003

Public Mistrust: The Unrecognized Risk of the CDC Smallpox Vaccination Program

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June 20, 2013 2:05 pm

HPV vaccine reduces cancer virus in girls by 56%

The CDC reports a striking decline in the prevalance of HPV infection since vaccination began in 2006.

July 31, 2012 4:50 pm

Doctor refused to treat girl without vaccinations: Mother (Toronto Sun)

Brianna Warrhunter took her child to hospital in Trenton Wednesday after a daycare worker noticed an “unexplained rash,” the Trenton woman wrote in a complaint she sent to the Ontario Medical Association. Warrhunter said she told the doctor her daughter didn’t have immunizations as she and the father are “conscientious objectors” of immunizations.  “Her tone turned from friendly to rude,” said Warrhunter, alleging the Trenton Memorial Hospital doctor promptly stopped the exam and left the room saying she could not help the girl.

June 20, 2012 11:51 am

Bioethicist: Where is outrage over Pakistan polio vaccine ban? (MSNBC)

The world’s reaction to a powerful Taliban commander in northern Pakistan banning the vaccinationof 161,000 children against polio, in retaliation against frequent drone attacks by the United States, has been more or less “no comment.” That is unacceptable.