Mandatory Meningitis Vaccination Could Come to New York

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

New Jersey, Indiana, Louisiana and a handful of states already require it for middle and high school. A pair of New York legislators want New York to join the list.


The Leonard Lopate Show

The Future of Research, and Public Awareness, of Autism

Monday, April 20, 2015

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter and Autism Science Foundation founder Alison Singer discuss the field of autism research.

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Where New York City Kids Are Not Getting Vaccinated

Friday, April 03, 2015

WNYC is the first to obtain access to vaccination rates in the largest public school system in the U.S. And now, you can look them up.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Stories We Tell About Immunization

Friday, February 20, 2015

The writer Eula Biss & New Yorker staff writer and Harvard professor of medicine Dr. Jerome Groopman discuss the stories we tell ourselves about immunization, medicine and safety.

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On The Media

On the Anti-Vax Non-troversy

Friday, February 06, 2015

A sneak peak of this week's OTM: Bob inoculates with a little history and a lot of common sense on the anti-vaccination "controversy."  
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Religious Schools Lead the Vaccine Opt-Out List

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

In dozens of schools around metropolitan New York, more than 10 percent of students are unvaccinated for measles.

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Studio 360

Playing Against the Virus

Friday, September 12, 2014

When an unintentional pandemic spread through World of Warcraft, epidemiologists studied the online game to learn real-world lessons.

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PRI's The World

No matter where in the world you are, opting out of childhood vaccines can be a catastrophic choice

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The new NOVA special, "Vaccines: Calling the Shots," explores the lingering global resistance to vaccination campaigns. Case studies from around the world explain just how bad the impact can be when groups opt out of childhood shots.


The Leonard Lopate Show

Please Explain: Polio and Why It's on the Rise

Friday, May 09, 2014

This week, for the first time ever, the World Health Organization declared the spread of polio an international public health emergency that undermine the nearly 30-year effort to eradicate disease.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What You Need to Know About the Measles Outbreak

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Most at risk are people who have not received the MMR immunization vaccine, especially young children.

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Measles Cases Confirmed in Manhattan and Bronx

Friday, March 07, 2014

The Health Department says it has identified 16 cases of measles in New York City.



Families Challenge School Rule for Vaccine-Exempt Kids

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Hundreds of public school students get religious exemptions from compulsory vaccination requirements for school. However, there is a catch: if students are not vaccinated, the school can ask them to stay home, for an extended period, if a classmate comes down with chicken pox, measles or one of the other “vaccine-preventable diseases.” Two families from Queens are suing the city over that catch.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

HPV Vaccine Issue for GOP

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

With the GOP divided over the HPV vaccine issue that has come up in the presidential primary race, Washington correspondent for the New Yorker magazine Ryan Lizza discusses the politics of both sides.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Dissecting the Panic over Immunizations

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Seth Mnookin is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and a former senior writer for Newsweek, where he covered media, politics, and popular culture. His new book, The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear, looks at the way science and popular culture have diverged on the issue of childhood vaccinations and the risk of autism.

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