vaccines McLean County GOP Chair Raises Concerns About Vaccine Safety By Ryan Denham • Mar 9, 2020 Courtesy The chair of the McLean County Republican Party is urging her members to lobby against a bill that would require incoming sixth-graders to get the HPV vaccine that protects against certain cancers. Central Illinois Medical Community Fights Skepticism Amid Measles Outbreak By Eric Stock • May 23, 2019 Eric Stock / WGLT Vaccination rates remain high in McLean County despite what the medical community says are efforts by skeptics to sow confusion over settled science, and they claim it’s putting our health at greater risk. Amid U.S. Measles Outbreak, Illinois Announces Push On Vaccinations By Brian Mackey • Apr 23, 2019 Public health officials say they‘ll work to increase vaccination rates across Illinois. The announcement comes as the the U.S. is expected to have the worst run of measles cases since the disease was deemed eliminated in the year 2000. Doctor Sounds Anti-Vaccine Alarm Amid Measles Outbreak By Eric Stock • Apr 9, 2019 Seth Wenig / AP A pediatrician in Normal is warning the public about the spread of measles in the United States due to fewer children getting the vaccine.