Vermont’s childhood immunization policy is in need of repair and the sooner the better.
Renowned Vermont environmentalist, author and activist Bill McKibben has added his voice to Vermont’s ongoing debate over immunizations.
An effective vaccination program, and the public good it creates, relies on herd immunity.
Editor's note: This commentary is by Vermont Health Commissioner Harry Chen. [T]he year is 2000 and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention declared that measles is eliminated in the […]
This is my story: the immunization evolution of a fairly liberal, mostly atheist, generally health-conscious, science-preaching mother who was free-range parenting long before it had a name and a following.
Immunization rates are dipping nationwide, but Vermont lags behind the rest of the U.S. and New England. For the MMR vaccine, more than 90 percent of exemptions claimed by parents were philosophical.
There is a lot of scary and inaccurate information about vaccines on the Internet. With this kind of misinformation out there, how do parents find answers to their questions?