South Carolina editorial roundup
Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers:
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Hundreds of parents and vaccine skeptics have called on New York lawmakers not to narrow existing exemptions to the state childhood immunization rules.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on an unvaccinated Oregon boy who almost died of tetanus (all times local):
An unvaccinated Oregon boy who spent eight weeks in intensive...
Betty Bumpers, widow of ex-Arkansas governor, senator, dies
Betty Bumpers, a former Arkansas first lady who advocated for childhood immunizations nationwide and pushed for limiting nuclear arms proliferation, has died. She was 93.
Bumpers, long married to former Arkansas governor and four-term Democratic U.S. Sen. Dale Bumpers, died Friday at her home in Little Rock following a recent fall and complications with dementia, according to her daughter, Brooke Bumpers.
Editor: Many parents have concerns about the safety of childhood immunizations. Immunizations are an important tool in preventing and eliminating illness. Some diseases, such as smallpox, are almost nonexistent because of immunizations. Due to misconceptions and misinformation, more patients and parents are opting out of immunizations. The most notable misconception regarding the safety of immunizations is autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as a possible side effect. However, this position is not...
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming health officials have included vaccinations against pneumococcal diseases and rotavirus among the new state childhood immunization requirements.
Unsure what immunizations your child needs for school?
As parents are navigating their way through school supply lists, bus routes and dress codes this August, it's also important to keep immunizations in mind.
These immunizations are meant to keep kids safe – not only the kids who are vaccinated, but children who may not be able to receive vaccines due to medical reasons, said Dr. Melanie Williams, a pediatrician at Kelsey-Seybold's Pasadena campus,
For the second straight year, the Minnesota Department of Health has named a health care provider from Southeast Minnesota as its Immunization Champion.
Health Matters: Childhood immunizations prevent diseases
Parents in the 1950s expected their children to come down with contagious diseases like chickenpox and mumps. Today, many vaccine-preventable diseases are at record or near-record low levels, but that doesn’t mean those diseases have disappeared. Even with greater percentages of students being vaccinated, both viral and bacterial diseases silently wait to infect vulnerable populations.
Kudos to the 44 members of the Idaho House of Representatives who voted against turning the state’s childhood immunization registry (a policy mistake in its own right) into a registry of almost every vaccine given to every child and every adult in Idaho.
Colorado’s vaccination rate holding, but funding fight ahead
DENVER (AP) — Colorado's ranking for childhood immunization rates is improving despite coverage levels staying relatively steady over the past decade and national surveys that often show it falling below average.
The state ranks 14th nationwide in immunizations, up from 36th in a previous ranking, according to a new study from Children's Hospital Colorado and the Colorado Children's Immunization Coalition.
I have known District Attorney Nico LaHood, his father and his mother for 25 years. Without having even talked to him about it, I know that his motive for coming out against childhood immunizations is of a noble nature — namely, to spare another young family the heartbreak of autism.
- Idaho State JournalLawmakers: Pressure groups want to 'weaponize and monetize' anti-vaccination sentimentsMay 24, 2019
- The Times-TribuneNo Known Vaccination Stops Anti-vaxx IdiocyFebruary 5, 2019
- Watertown Daily TimesLocal health department holds clinics this weekSeptember 5, 2018
- Watertown Daily TimesHealth department sets clinics for next weekJuly 14, 2018
- The Herald-DispatchCDC recognizes Elaine Darling as 2018 childhood immunization championJune 23, 2018