Vaccination

93% of Pediatricians Say Parents Ask for Alternative Vaccination Schedules

The ‘Other’ Vaccination Debate – Alternative Vaccine Schedules

Julie Watts is the KPIX Consumer-Investigative reporter and mom. She offers her unique perspective on the issues facing Bay Area parents: As a #NewsMom, you better bet I bought the book and even took classes […]

03/05/2015

Passengers at the Embarcadero BART station in San Francisco after a bomb scare at West Oakland shut down service on August 5, 2014. (Carlos Castaneda / CBS)

BART Riders Warned Of Possible New Measles Exposure From Infected Passenger

BART riders may have been exposed to measles when an infected San Mateo County resident commuted last week from the Peninsula to San Francisco.

02/26/2015

Measles Vaccine Bottle

Law Requiring California Parents To Vaccinate Their Children Likely To Pass

Last 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.

02/23/2015

A pharmacist admisters a flu vaccine. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

UCSF Slapped With $100K Penalty For Giving Patient A Chicken Pox Vaccine That Left Him Blind In One Eye

After the vaccination, the patient had to undergo multiple eye surgeries for chicken pox contracted to both eyes, and the patient is now blind on the right eye.

02/11/2015

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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.

02/11/2015

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‘I Give A Damn!’ – Leukemic Marin 1st Grader Pleads For Ban On Unvaccinated Children In Schools

A first grader with Leukemia plead with school board members in Tiburon Tuesday night to get all children vaccinated against the measles.

02/11/2015

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Presenting ‘Both Sides’ Of Vaccine Debate Gets Tricky During KCBS Interview With ‘Age Of Autism’ Author

After weeks of listening to people revile the parents who don’t get their kids vaccinated, I thought it would be a good idea to ask the people who question the childhood vaccination program why they think the way they do.

02/05/2015

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TIMELINE: How The U.S. Went From Eliminating Measles In 2000 To The Worst Outbreak In Decades

We’re now in the worst measles epidemic in over 15 years. Is the anti-vaccine movement causing America to lose its herd immunity?

02/05/2015

Vaccination

New Measles Cases Confirmed In Marin And San Mateo Counties

Health officials Friday evening announced that they have confirmed a third case of measles in San Mateo County, bringing the total new cases announced in the Bay Area Friday to three.

01/30/2015

Measles

84% Of Kindergartners Not Up-To-Date On Vaccines At A Marin School, Majority Of Students Unprotected At Many Private Schools

The 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.

01/30/2015

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