Vaccination

California Gov. Jerry Brown (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Signs Strict Vaccine Legislation For California Schools

The governor of California has signed a contentious bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country.

06/30/2015

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

California Assembly Passes Strict School Vaccination Bill; Awaits Gov. Brown Signature

California’s Assembly has approved a hotly contested bill requiring that nearly all public schoolchildren be vaccinated, ending personal belief and religious exemptions.

06/25/2015

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Contentious Vaccination Bill Passes Senate Education Committee

The bill still has to move through two Senate committees and the Assembly before it can even reach Governor Jerry Brown’s desk.

04/22/2015

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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

Disneyland Photo Credit: Randy Yagi

Disney-Linked Measles Outbreak Soon To Be Over In California

A measles outbreak that began at Disneyland and reignited debate about vaccinations is nearing an end.

04/17/2015

A nurse loads a syringe with a vaccine against hepatitis at a free immunization clinic for students before the start of the school year, in Lynwood, California August, 27, 2013. 
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Angry Parents Opposed To Controversial Childhood Vaccination Bill Threaten To Homeschool Kids

The bill’s co-author, state Senator Richard Pan, agreed to amend SB277 to exempt home-schooled children from the vaccination requirements.

04/15/2015

93% of Pediatricians Say Parents Ask for Alternative Vaccination Schedules

The ‘Other’ Vaccination Debate – Alternative Vaccine Schedules

As a #NewsMom, you better bet I bought the book and even took classes on Alternative Vaccine Schedules. I wanted to be as educated as possible about every option and risk. Apparently, I’m not alone.

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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