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.
The recent measles outbreak brought the debate over childhood vaccinations to the forefront, and now doctors are in a tough spot as a new study shows they are getting increased pressure from parents to postpone the shots.
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.
We’ve been talking a lot about low immunization rates nationally, but do you know what the rates are where your child goes to school? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida shows us a new tool where you can look up how your child’s school is making — or failing — the grade of immunizations, and how that answer can show your child’s risk.
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.
Measles can be devastating to anyone who becomes infected. But there is one group for whom we doctors have special concerns. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida has advice for women of child-bearing age.
Lawmakers including Colorado Congresswoman Diana Degette are asking the Committee on Energy and Commerce to hold a hearing on the measles outbreak and the importance of vaccinations.
The measles outbreak is getting worse, and as the number of cases grows, so does the risk of the disease spreading even further.
As the Measles outbreak continues to grow in the U.S. with cases in 14 states, including Colorado, there is a lot of attention focused on vaccinations. Some believe it’s too easy to opt out of immunizations in the state.