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MEASLES VACCINE

An 83% majority of the public says vaccines for diseases such as measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) are safe for healthy children, while about one-in-ten (9%) think such vaccines are not safe. An additional 7% volunteer that they don’t know, according to a new Pew Research poll.

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CHILDREN AND VACCINES

Pew Research finds 68% of U.S. adults say childhood vaccinations should be required, while 30% say parents should be able to decide. Among all age groups, young adults are more likely to say vaccinating children should be a parental choice.

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ZOETIS FOR SALE?

The Wall Street Journal says activist investor William Ackman has taken a roughly $2 billion stake in Zoetis Inc. and could push the animal-health company to sell itself to a large drug maker. Zoetis, which was spun-off from Pfizer, makes vaccines and medicines for livestock and household pets.

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