The recent measles outbreak continues to ripple across the nation. Take a deeper look at the discussion around vaccinations with programs and news articles from PBS.

CDC Urges Measles Vaccinations
FRONTLINE

CDC Urges Measles Vaccinations

The number of people hit by a new outbreak of the disease climbs past 100.

Opting out of Vaccination Is 'Recipe for Outbreak'
PBS NewsHour

Opting out of Vaccination Is 'Recipe for Outbreak'

Parents who don’t vaccinate their children can put others at risk.

Public Perceptions of Vaccinations
NOVA Next

Public Perceptions of Vaccinations

Watch the Harvard School of Public Health's panel from this past September.

Tracing the Origins of the Anti-Vaccine Movement
PBS NewsHour

Tracing the Origins of the Anti-Vaccine Movement

Zachary Green considers the roots of the vaccine debate.

Immunity and Vaccines Explained
NOVA

Immunity and Vaccines Explained

Vaccines work with our immune system to keep us from getting sick.

Making Vaccines
NOVA

Making Vaccines

How are vaccines made? Create six vaccines in our virtual laboratory, using a different...

Should You Get the Pneumonia Vaccine?
Next Avenue

Should You Get the Pneumonia Vaccine?

New guidelines say those 65 and up need two shots to ward off this disease.

Could You Still Get Chickenpox, Measles or Mumps?
Next Avenue

Could You Still Get Chickenpox, Measles or Mumps?

Examine your ongoing risk of catching childhood diseases.

More Information on Vaccines

Center for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Get more information on vaccines and immunizations.

National Institutes of Health
NIH

National Institutes of Health

The NIAID explains their role in vaccine research.

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Measles Is A Killer: It Took 145,000 Lives Worldwide Last Year
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Measles Is A Killer: It Took 145,000 Lives Worldwide Last...

The number of measles cases from the outbreak linked to Disneyland has now risen to at least 98. But measles remains extremely rare in the United States.The rest of the world ha...

A Bioethicist's View Of The Measles Vaccine Debate
Here & Now

A Bioethicist's View Of The Measles Vaccine Debate

Bioethicist Jason Schwartz studies vaccine policy at the Princeton University Center for Human Values.He tells Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson that “we should be very concerned” abou...

Measles + Low Vaccination Rates = Big Headaches For Schools
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Measles + Low Vaccination Rates = Big Headaches For Schools

In Southern California many schools are facing tough questions about measles.California is one of 20 states that allow students to opt out of school vaccination requirements whe...

To Get Parents To Vaccinate Their Kids, Don't Ask. Just Tell
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To Get Parents To Vaccinate Their Kids, Don't Ask. Just Tell

As California's measles outbreak continues to spread beyond state borders, many doctors nationwide are grappling with how best to convince parents to have their children vaccina...

No matter where in the world you are, opting out of childhood vaccines can be a catastrophic choice
PRI's The World

No matter where in the world you are, opting out of child...

Parents in many parts of the globe are familiar with the controversy and the rumors over childhood vaccines. Science tells us that childhood vaccines are safe and crucial to mai...

Measles Vaccination Rates: Tanzania Does Better Than U.S.
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Measles Vaccination Rates: Tanzania Does Better Than U.S.

As debate mounts in the U.S. over whether or not to require measles vaccinations, global immunization rates show something interesting: Many poor countries have far higher vacci...