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Vaccination

Proposed Law To Require Vaccination For Schoolchildren Faces Long Slog Through Legislature

California lawmakers will take another vote on a controversial bill that would force most children in the state to get recommended vaccinations before they are allowed to attend public schools

04/19/2015

Robert Kennedy Jr. comments on the vaccine debate in Sacramento on April 7, 2015. (CBS)

Robert Kennedy Jr. Backs Off ‘Holocaust’ Comparison In California Vaccine Debate

Robert Kennedy Jr. is apologizing for describing the number of children injured by vaccines as “a holocaust” during an event last week.

04/13/2015

Robert Kennedy Jr. comments on the vaccine debate in Sacramento on April 7, 2015. (CBS)

Robert Kennedy Jr. Compares Vaccine Debate To Holocaust As California Lawmakers Look At Banning Exemptions

As lawmakers at the State Capitol consider a bill that would no longer allow parents to opt out of vaccinating their children over personal beliefs, vaccination critic Robert Kennedy Jr. waded into the debate at a Sacramento appearance.

04/08/2015

Hepatitis A virus

Hepatitis Virus Outbreak In Napa Prompts Warning To Diners At 5-Star Resort Hotel

Two employees at La Toque restaurant and BANK Cafe and Bar in the Westin Verasa Hotel in Napa contracted the Hepatitis A virus. People who at at these locations should monitor their health for 50 days.

03/13/2015

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Patrons At 2 Berkeley Public Library Branches Potentially Exposed To Measles

A person with a possible case of measles was at two Berkeley library branches last week and could have exposed library patrons to the highly contagious disease.

03/07/2015

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Senators Feinstein, Boxer Push To Reverse California’s Vaccine Exemptions Amid Measles Outbreak

California Sens. Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein are asking state health officials to reconsider the state’s policy on vaccine exemptions.

02/04/2015

Skin of a patient after 3 days of measles infection. (CDC)

PHOTOS: Children Infected With Measles

WARNING: Some of these photos might be unsuitable for children. Viewing discretion is advised.

01/30/2015

Daniela Chavarriaga holds her daughter, Emma Chavarriaga, as pediatrician Jose Rosa-Olivares, M.D. administers a measles vaccination. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

First Measles Cases Confirmed In Marin County, Bay Area Battleground For Vaccination Debate

Health officials say the patients are siblings who were unvaccinated and became infected outside the county.

01/30/2015

Skin of a patient after 3 days of measles infection. (CDC)

Measles Outbreak Grows To 95 Cases, 10 Cases In Bay Area

The California Department of Public Health reported Wednesday that the measles outbreak that started in Southern California has grown to 95 cases in eight states and Mexico.

01/29/2015

Daniela Chavarriaga holds her daughter, Emma Chavarriaga, as pediatrician Jose Rosa-Olivares, M.D. administers a measles vaccination. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

‘Measles May Be Circulating Undetected’ Warn Santa Clara County Officials

County officials partnered with the Department of Education to send out a notice recommending that residents get vaccinated.

01/23/2015

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