In the News this Week: Vaccines

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Even though measles were declared eliminated in 2000, it’s making a comeback. More than half of the cases reported in the U.S. were for people without the measles vaccination. Also, 25 percent of reported pertussis (whooping cough) patients were either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated. Dr. Omar Saad of Emory University stated, “If there are a high number of susceptible or unvaccinated individuals in the community the risk of getting infected – even for vaccinated children – goes up.” With all of the vaccine controversies lately, it’s important to research both sides of the argument before making this decision for your child. Check out our resources on the topic.


Cover image for Adverse effects of vaccines evidence and causality

Available in the Ebrary Ebook Database


Cover image for State of the world's vaccines and immunization

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Cover image for Your baby's best shot : why vaccines are safe and save lives

Available at the Verde Valley Campus Library 

Cover image for Vaccine nation : America's changing relationship with immunization

Available at the Prescott Campus Library




New decade of vaccines 5: Addressing the vaccine confidence gap. The Lancet, 378(9790), 526-35. Available through ProQuest Research Library Database.

Ropeik, D. (2016, Jan 03). We’ve been arguing about the wrong vaccines. Washington Post. Available through SIRS Database.

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