MEDICINE

Vaccine administration in a file photo.
Caitlin O'Neil-McKeown / U.S. Air Force

Many adults are wondering if they should get re-vaccinated for measles, with more than 800 cases this year in the U.S.

Legislators said Thursday that they are holding off on changes to the state’s childhood vaccination laws, including the religious exemption.

Rhode Island-based retail pharmacy giant CVS is launching a program to require testing of all the vitamins and supplements it sells, aiming to make sure — and assure customers — that they contain what they say they do.

“To our knowledge, this is the first time that any national retailer is requiring all vitamins and supplements to undergo third-party testing, in order to be sold on our shelves,” says CVS Senior Vice President George Coleman.

More than 1,400 vitamins and supplements from 152 brands have now undergone testing, CVS says.

New and corrected data on school vaccination rates were released Friday after the state gave out controversial and disputed information last week.

Officials from the state Department of Public Health said they worked with school officials to identify and correct errors in a report that shows the number of unvaccinated children attending every school in the state.

For the first time, the state Department of Public Health has released to the public details about how many children at each school in the state are vaccinated.

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