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APR 23, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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California bill ending 'beliefs' exemption for childhood vaccines advances

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California's senate education committee approved a bill making it mandatory for children to be vaccinated before starting school despite opposition from “ant-vaxxer” parents who have packed public hearings and flooded lawmakers with calls. The bill, which has already passed the senate health committee, has several more hurdles to clear before becoming law. It ...

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APR 22, 2015 - Huffington Post

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California Vaccine Bill Passes Major Hurdle

California's mandatory vaccine bill, inspired by the state's recent measles outbreak, passed the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday. Under the bill, parents enrolling their children in California schools will only be allowed to opt them out of vaccines for medical reasons and may no longer cite religious or personal beliefs as reasons not to immunize. The 7-2 vote comes a ...

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APR 22, 2015 - Washington Times

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Vermont Senate revisits philosophical exemption on vaccines

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Senate is set to grapple with a renewed effort to ban the philosophical exemption some parents use to avoid having their children fully vaccinated. The Senate last week put off action until this Wednesday on an amendment that would remove the exemption from state ...

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APR 22, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Niger shuts schools and vaccinates children to fight meningitis outbreak

Niger has shut all schools in the region around the capital Niamey and launched a campaign to vaccinate children aged 2 to 15 in an effort to halt a meningitis outbreak that has killed at least 85 since January. Schools will be closed from Wednesday until Monday next week, the government said in a statement, adding that 905 cases of ...

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APR 22, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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U.S. could use vaccines being developed to fight bird flu in poultry

By Tom Polansek and P.J. Huffstutter CHICAGO (Reuters) - Faced with a deadly bird flu outbreak that has infected millions of chickens and turkeys, the U.S. Agriculture Department could turn to what it has always seen as a last resort: readying and deploying a vaccine to fight the disease. Up to now, the USDA has said it would prefer not ...

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