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Good Question: Is It Selfish To Not Vaccinate Your Kids?

An alarming number of Minnesotans are opting-out of vaccinating their kids before sending them to school. An Associated Press analysis of state data reports that 6.5 percent of Minnesota parents opted out of vaccination before kindergarten.

12/26/2011

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Good Question: Is It Selfish To Not Vaccinate Your Kids?

An alarming number of Minnesotans are opting-out of vaccinating their kids before sending them to school. An Associated Press analysis of state data reports that 6.5 percent of Minnesota parents opted out of vaccination before kindergarten.

11/29/2011

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More Than 1 In 10 Parents Skip, Delay Kids’ Shots

By age 6, children should have vaccinations against 14 diseases, in at least two dozen separate doses, the U.S. government advises. More than 1 in 10 parents reject that, refusing some shots or delaying others mainly because of safety concerns, a national survey found.

10/03/2011

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Measles Sends Minn. Infants To Hospital

The Minnesota Health Department says a 12-month-old Dakota County resident is in critical condition with a measles infection. A second infant is also hospitalized with measles.

08/19/2011

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Minnesota Officials Say Measles Outbreak Is Over

It’s been six weeks since the state’s last measles case. The totals from the state’s worst outbreak in years stand at 23 cases including 14 children who had to be hospitalized. But there were no deaths.

06/09/2011

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U.S. On Track For Most Measles Cases In A Decade

The United States seems to be on track to have more measles cases than any year in more than a decade, with virtually all cases linked to other countries, including Europe where there’s a big outbreak.

05/05/2011

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Some Children Getting Their 2nd Measles Shot Early

The recent measles outbreak in Minnesota is changing the way some doctors and parents are handling immunizations. The standard recommendation for the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine is one shot between 12 and 15 months, and a booster shot before preschool at 4 to 6 years old.

05/03/2011

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Measles Cases Prompt Talk Of Vaccines

There have been 23 confirmed cases of measles in Minnesota so far this year. The patients range in age from 4 months to 51 years old. Of those cases, nine of the people who could have had the shot have not been vaccinated.

04/27/2011

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Autism Fears, Measles Spike Among Minn. Somalis

Health officials struggling to contain a measles outbreak that’s hit hard in Minneapolis’ large Somali community are running into resistance from parents who fear the vaccine could give their children autism.

04/02/2011

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MN Health Officials Worried Over Possible Measles Outbreak

Currently, the Minnesota Department of Health says there are 14 confirmed cases of measles in Minnesota, but health care professionals worry that more cases could come and history could repeat itself.

03/31/2011

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12th Case Of Measles Confirmed In Minn.

The Minnesota Department of Health reports a 12th confirmed case of measles in Minnesota.

03/28/2011

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Children’s Hospital Offers Measles Vaccinations

Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is offering a measles vaccination clinic for children in the area.

03/27/2011

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11th Measles Case Reported In Minn.

The Minnesota Department of Health says they have found a 11th case of measles in Minnesota.

03/23/2011

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More Measles Cases Reported In Minn.

The Minnesota Department of Health reports a number of new case of measles in the state, bringing the number found since February to nine total.

03/22/2011

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MDH: 6 Cases Of Measles In A Month

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has confirmed two more cases of measles in Minnesota.

03/18/2011

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