Alternative Vaccine SchedulesPregnant with my first child and filled with fear and hormones, I looked ahead to Baby C’s first vaccines. I’d already decided vaccinations were a given—I was not considering exempting her altogether. However, I wanted to learn the logic of those who decided to spread out the recommended vaccine schedule for the under 2-year old set.
Law Requiring California Parents To Vaccinate Their Children Likely To PassLast Thursday, a state law was introduced that would eliminate the "personal belief" exception to California's vaccination law. Political analyst Melissa Griffin Caen has more on the proposed law.
Could I Get The Measles As A Vaccinated Adult?The measles vaccine you received as a child might not be enough to protect you from the disease as an adult, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
TIMELINE: How The U.S. Went From Eliminating Measles In 2000 To The Worst Outbreak In DecadesWe’re now in the worst measles epidemic in over 15 years. Is the anti-vaccine movement causing America to lose its herd immunity?
84% Of Kindergartners Not Up-To-Date On Vaccines At A Marin School, Majority Of Students Unprotected At Many Private SchoolsThe Bay Area is home to pockets of unvaccinated school children numbering in the thousands, according to data from the California Department of Public Health, and Marin public schools showed some of the lowest vaccination rates in the state with many private religious and Waldorf schools reporting a majority of students not up to date on vaccines.
Mumps Outbreak Reported On Cal CampusFever, headaches, muscle aches and fatigue. For members of the University of California at Berkeley community, these symptoms could spell more than a common cold—they could mean a case of the mumps.