When it comes to protecting your child’s health, politics — not science may call the shots. CBS4’s Dr. Dave Hnida takes a look at the new rules regarding immunizations in Colorado. He believes the new guidelines are weak, lack teeth, and could go a lot farther to protect public health.
Parents in Colorado who don’t want their children immunized will have to complete paperwork every year as opposed to just once, under new state rules.
Colorado parents who don’t want their children to be immunized will have to fill out paperwork each year to opt out of vaccinations under new state rules.
There’s not only the problem of skipping childhood vaccines—there’s also risk from delaying immunizations. Yet a new study shows most doctors are willing to “spread out” vaccinations in order to ease the fears of parents who worry that too many vaccines can harm a child. But as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, there’s no evidence to back up those fears.
The current measles outbreak in the United States is a big concern for parents with children who may be around unvaccinated children, and those concerns loom larger in many pockets of Colorado.
The Measles outbreak is a big concern for parents with children who may be around unvaccinated children. One local clinic is hoping to ease those parents’ fears.
One state lawmakers is considering bringing back a controversial bill that would make it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children.
There are alerts today from the Centers for Disease Control about this year’s flu season. First, the season may be severe. Second, this year’s flu vaccine is not protecting people from the most common strain circulating through the country. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida has more on what could be a rough winter.
Colorado lawmakers advanced a proposal to make it harder to send kids to school without vaccinations.
The decision to vaccinate a child is a personal one, but in New York City the health board recently passed a mandatory flu shot plan for some children under six.