DPH; religious exemptions for vaccination up 25%

Connecticut has seen a 25% jump over the past two years in religious exemptions from vaccinations for Measles, Mumps and Rubella. That’s the startling news from the latest release of vaccination data from the State Department of Public Health.

Correction: California-Vaccination Legislation story

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a story June 18 about changes to a vaccinations bill, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the group Educate. Advocate. remains opposed because the legislation now calls for using an existing state immunization registry instead of creating a separate database for vaccination exemptions. In fact, the group says it opposes […]

Will the religious exemption on childhood vaccinations be repealed in Connecticut?

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Governor Ned Lamont will be addressing the state in the governor’s annual State of the State address on Wednesday ahead of the general legislative session. One of the “hot button” issues expected to receive some attention in the 2020 session is religious exemptions for childhood vaccinations. The repeal of the exemption […]

WHO anti-cholera vaccination campaign begins in Sudan

CAIRO (AP) — The World Health Organization has launched a vaccination campaign in two southeastern provinces in Sudan to contain a cholera outbreak following flash floods that swept the country in late August. Friday’s statement from the WHO says more than 1.6 million people, aged 1 year and above, will be vaccinated over the next […]

Last call for flu vaccinations in Wethersfield

With the flu season in full force, a final push is being made for the community their vaccinations. Folks can head to the Wethersfield Town Hall Council Chambers on Thursday to get their vaccination. 

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