Vaccine

Finger Lakes family back in court over son’s vaccine exemption

A Yates County family whose son was barred from school after being denied a medical exemption for vaccines was back in court Friday, arguing that he...
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Fri, 02/21/2020 - 1:45pm
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Vaccination against HPV grows locally as lawmakers push for mandatory immunization

The number of people vaccinated against human papillomavirus in Monroe County has grown, though it’s still below the levels sought by government...
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Mon, 01/13/2020 - 12:48pm
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State court upholds end of religious exemptions to vaccines

A state appeals court in Seneca County has upheld New York’s elimination of religious exemptions to vaccine requirements. The ruling from State Supreme...
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Wed, 11/06/2019 - 1:09pm
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Morelle backs bills targeting religious exemptions to vaccines

U.S. Rep. Joe Morelle is sponsoring two bills that he said will increase the number of children who get vaccinated against preventable diseases. The...
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Fri, 09/13/2019 - 1:32pm
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Repeal of religious exemption to vaccines hits hurdles in rural Finger Lakes

“We’ve been inundated,” Kristen Wagner said as she unpacked vaccines inside the Yates County public health offices in Penn Yan. “We’re trying the best...
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Mon, 09/02/2019 - 6:20am
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Monroe County extends clinic hours for back-to-school vaccine push

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo and public health commissioner Michael Mendoza on Wednesday urged families to get their children vaccinated in...
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Wed, 08/28/2019 - 1:35pm
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Connections: Discussing the state of vaccines and vaccine exemptions

New York State is joining a growing list of states that have banned religious exemptions for vaccines. And while the state passed the ban this year,...
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Tue, 07/09/2019 - 10:48am
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Livingston County reports two mumps cases

Two people in Livingston County have come down with mumps, according to health officials there. Both live in the county, and both were fully vaccinated,...
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Fri, 05/17/2019 - 1:04pm
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Connections: What rights do young people have when it comes to vaccines and exemptions?

When an 18-year old decided to get vaccinated, against his parents' wishes, his story went viral. And it sparked questions beyond his family: What does...
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Tue, 02/26/2019 - 9:18am
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Monroe County health officials urge parents and doctors to increase vaccination efforts

With more measles cases in the last month than in the entire previous decade, Monroe County health officials urged parents to take action. A growing...
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Tue, 02/05/2019 - 1:07pm
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