Vaccination

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Marin Family Whose Leukemic Child Can’t Vaccinate Asks School To Require Immunization

A six-year-old boy in Marin County who’s been fighting cancer most of his life is facing a new threat to his health his family says he shouldn’t have to worry about. 

16 hours ago

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More Marin Kids Immunized After Law Requiring Counseling For Anti-Vaccination Parents Takes Effect

A law that went into affect last year requires parents who don’t want their child to be vaccinated to have a conversation about immunization with a healthcare provider.

01/25/2015

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Northern California Kaiser Data Show Clusters Of Under-Immunization In Bay Area

A new study generated from Kaiser data shows high concentrations of unvaccinated children in Northern California.

01/19/2015

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Flu Vaccine Only 23 Percent Effective, Doesn’t Cover Bug Making Most People Sick

As predicted, this year’s flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. It’s only 23 percent effective, primarily because it doesn’t include the bug that is making most people sick, according to a government study released Thursday.

01/15/2015

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Measles Outbreak: To Vaccinate Or Not Vaccinate

With the potential to affect thousands, the recent outbreak of measles in the U.S. has placed a spotlight on a debate that’s raged for years.

01/14/2015

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Health Officials Warn This Year’s Flu Vaccine Won’t Prevent New H3N2 Strain Of Influenza

Health officials weren’t sure if the new strain would become a significant problem in the U.S., but lab specimens from patients have shown that the most commonly seen flu bug so far is the new strain of H3N2.

12/04/2014

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Santa Clara County Pushes Flu Shots For More Than 700 Homeless Veterans

Santa Clara County is pushing to give flu shots to the estimated 700 homeless veterans out on the streets as the weather turns colder.

11/11/2014

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California Health Officials Warn Of Whooping Cough Epidemic

California is currently experiencing a whooping cough epidemic, according to the California Department of Public Health.

06/15/2014

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Animal Update: Preventing Parvovirus In Dogs

Veterinarian, Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, has advice on how to prevent your adult dog or puppy from contacting the highly contagious parvovirus.

05/05/2014

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Bay Area Doctors Report Late-Season Rush For Flu Shots

With the flu continuing to spread at an alarming, and deadly rate in California, doctors said there’s a late season rush for flu shots.

02/05/2014

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