The death of Najee Jackson Jr. is coming under scrutiny after posts made by the mother in an anti-vaccine Facebook group indicate he was prescribed Tamiflu but the family chose natural "remedies" instead.
A group of people opposing a New Jersey bill that would outlaw religious or "personal belief" exemptions for vaccines required for schools reportedly refused to leave a transit meeting Monday after being told they were at the wrong hearing.
"Vaccine opponents' blood can be very dangerous," the doctor tells the vampire father and daughter in the clip.
Researchers found 54 percent of anti-vaccine ads were posted by the World Mercury Project and Stop Mandatory Vaccination. There were "significantly" higher numbers of buyers for pro-vaccine ads
Critics wonder if people know the difference between medical doctors and naturopathic doctors as a Canadian town funds a naturopathic clinic to alleviate their doctor shortage.
Police in Australia are investigating a Facebook post where a self-proclaimed nurse said she would be distributing suckers that her chicken pox-suffering son had licked and wrapped back up.
The film features disgraced former doctor Andrew Wakefield.
The doctor who has issued the most vaccine exemptions in the San Diego area has been charged with gross negligence for granting an exemption to a four-year-old based on "irrelevant family medical history" and inadequate documentation.
"This is misappropriation of a movement that really is not over and proves to be challenging to overcome," Assemblywoman Sydney Kamlager-Dove (D-Los Angeles) said.
California Highway Patrol said the woman dropped ""a feminine hygiene device" filled with blood onto the senate floor, shouting "that's for the dead babies."
Anti-vaxx parents publicly declare they would prefer potentially deadly diseases for their children over autism. That's an insult to the ASD community.
She is for medical exemptions, and has a reason why.
Kennedy has lobbied against Senate Bill 276, a California state proposal that would restrict medical exemptions from vaccinations without approval from a state public health officer. Biel has not publicly commented on the issue of vaccinations or the state bill.
The anti-vaccine lobby has only grown more powerful as measles spreads across the U.S. Unless congressional action is taken, other vaccine-preventable diseases are likely to rise.
Jerome Kunkel, 18, sued the Northern Kentucky Health Department for banning unvaccinated students from school amid a chickenpox outbreak in March. Two months later, he has caught the contagious disease.
We need to protect the most vulnerable: babies, people with cancer, transplant recipients, and children for whom the vaccine does not confer immunity.
The bill, if passed into law, would allow minors over 14 in New York to receive vaccinations without parental approval.
America is far from the only country grappling with anti-vaxxer misinformation—and preventable diseases.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tetanus vaccines have contributed to a 95 percent drop in the number of tetanus cases since the 1940s.
"My position is the same that it's always been," GOP Senator Rand Paul told Newsweek. "I'm both for vaccines and freedom. I think you can have both."
Kyusei Shinkyo, which warns against "the hazards of using medicine to treat disease" has agreed to alter its teachings after an outbreak at one of its workshops in Japan.
"A philosophical or personal objection may not be used to exempt a child from the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine," Washington State House Bill 1638 reads.
The same Russian trolls who attempted to provoke racial tensions and influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election were also responsible for spreading propaganda against vaccinations.