immunizations http://wfpl.org en New Indiana Laws on Vaccinations, Criminal Records Take Effect Today http://wfpl.org/post/new-indiana-laws-vaccinations-criminal-records-take-effect-today <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New laws taking effect today &nbsp;in Indiana allow pharmacists to offer more immunizations and let people convicted of most felonies and misdemeanors to petition to have their record expunged if they haven't re-offended in several years.</span></p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 17:56:17 +0000 Associated Press 5974 at http://wfpl.org New Indiana Laws on Vaccinations, Criminal Records Take Effect Today Local Students Support World Immunizations http://wfpl.org/post/local-students-support-world-immunizations <p>&nbsp;</p><p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.571em; margin-left: 0px; ">A handful of Jefferson County Public Schools students are walking today in support of World Immunization Week.</p><p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.571em; margin-left: 0px; ">The campaign targets the estimated 1.7 million children that will die this year from diseases that have &ldquo;all but disappeared in the U.S.&rdquo;&nbsp; One in five children around the world do not have access to the life-saving immunizations needed to survive, according to the Shot@Life website. The map above shows data&nbsp;from the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.who.int/en/" style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; text-decoration: underline; color: rgb(35, 97, 161); ">World Health Organization</a>&nbsp;(WHO) on immunization coverage with measles-containing vaccines in infants.</p><p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.571em; margin-left: 0px; ">The &ldquo;World Immunization Week&rdquo; is a campaign led by WHO, and along with it the&nbsp;<a href="http://shotatlife.org/" style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; text-decoration: underline; color: rgb(35, 97, 161); ">Shot@Life</a>&nbsp;campaign is launching this week to raise awareness of immunization issues affecting other countries.</p><p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.571em; margin-left: 0px; ">As&nbsp;<a href="http://healthland.time.com/2012/04/24/who-measles-deaths-are-declining-globally/" style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; text-decoration: underline; color: rgb(35, 97, 161); ">Time Magazine reports</a>,&nbsp;while some diseases like measles have increased in areas of the world, deaths by measles has actually declined the past decade.</p><p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 13:26:33 +0000 Devin Katayama 45 at http://wfpl.org Local Students Support World Immunizations