Childless Americans have no concerns about vaccinating children

87.5% of Americans who have no children don’t “have any concerns regarding vaccinations for children,” according to a Truven Health Analytics-NPR Health poll of 3,004 Americans interviewed earlier in March. The proportion of childless Americans who are unconcerned about vaccinating children increases as they pass childbearing age, to almost 90% for those 35 and older. […]

Whoops! Whooping cough vaccine doesn’t work

“Whooping Cough Vaccine’s Protection Fades Quickly,” reports Lisa Aliferis, State of Health Editor at KQED in Northern California, one of America’s most watched prime time public television stations. Aliferis yesterday reported on a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics that confirmed what many had suspected — the vaccine for whooping cough is a failure: […]