Vaccinating children is a commandment. Taking care of health is a commandment. How much louder do you need to say this?
SPOKANE, Wash. (RNS) — 'These are important times where religious leaders need to speak out on behalf of vaccines,' said Dr. Peter Hotez of the Baylor College of Medicine. 'We need an interfaith statement on vaccines.'
TRENTON, N.J. (RNS) In the 2013-14 school year, nearly 9,000 New Jersey children used a religious exemption to decline immunizations that under state law children must receive in order to attend school.
(RNS) Anti-vaccine parents are turning their children into little walking time bombs. They ought to be charged for endangering their children and others.
(RNS) A measles outbreak tied to a group of Amish missionaries in Ohio has reached 68 cases, giving the state the dubious distinction of having the most cases reported in any state since 1996, health officials say.
(RNS) An infectious disease expert says a measles outbreak at a Texas megachurch -- with low vaccination rates and a pastor who's been critical of vaccines -- is a "classic example of how measles is being reintroduced."