influenza, Maricopa County Department of Public Health, pediatric-related death, immunization
Jan 25, 2023

1st pediatric-related death in Maricopa County this season

Health officials in Arizona's largest county have confirmed the first pediatric-related death this season in the Phoenix metro area.

Mar 25, 2019

Messengers of vaccine injuries not the culprits

Parents who are ringing alarm-bells have been listed as one of the “top 10 greatest threats to global health” by the World Health Organization (WHO). That’s laughable because the WHO is pointing the finger at the messenger instead of the culprit. The culprit is the filthy industry that’s getting away with this nightmare while laughing all the way to the bank. Don’t blame the messenger, p[...]

Feb 19, 2019

Cost implications of foregoing immunizations high

I’m very concerned with the increase in the number children attending Arizona schools who are not vaccinated. But, beyond posing a threat to the community-based protection many people need, as an economist I recognize the cost implications that accompany the decision to avoid vaccines.

Jun 13, 2016

ADHS data: Many kindergartners enrolled without measles vaccines didn’t have exemption forms

Arizona Department of Health Services data shows that about three in every 10 kindergartners who enrolled during the most recent school year without measles vaccines didn't have exemption forms.

Jan 23, 2015

House bill would make schools post vaccination rates to websites

A Democratic lawmaker wants to require Arizona schools to post health-related information on their websites including immunization rates among students – information he says is especially important given the measles outbreak originating at Disneyland.

May 3, 2013

Some ‘dead’ bills get a 2nd chance, but tactic doesn’t always work

More than a dozen bills have been reconsidered on the floors of the Arizona Senate and House of Representatives after their earlier demise, and while most have passed when given a second thought, a few have stalled or met another death by vote.