Vaccinations

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy is seen with Elmo from Sesame Street in a frame from a YouTube video. (U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services)

Elmo, U.S. Surgeon General Urge Children To Get Their Vaccinations

The U.S. Surgeon General has teamed up with Elmo from Sesame Street to appeal to children directly about getting vaccinated.

04/17/2015

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Avowed Anti-Vaxxer Mom Has Change Of Heart As All 7 Kids Develop Whooping Cough

A Canadian woman refused to vaccinate her children and resisted the urging of relatives to reconsider her anti-vax stance has now charged her tune after all seven of her unvaccinated children developed whooping cough.

04/15/2015

Pertussis Vaccine

California Mandatory School Vaccination Bill Stalls Amid Angry Debate

A California vaccination bill that has generated intense debates pitting personal rights against public health stalled in the state Senate Wednesday, with lawmakers saying it could unconstitutionally deprive unvaccinated children of an adequate education by barring them from schools.

04/15/2015

The state capitol in Sacramento. (CBS)

Security Stepped Up At State Capitol After Vaccine Bill Author Receives Death Threats

Security has been stepped up at the state capitol Tuesday night after the author of a bill that would make it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children received death threats.

04/14/2015

Pertussis Vaccine

Mandatory Vaccine Bill Passes 1st Hurdle In Sacramento Despite Passionate Protests

SACRAMENTO (CBS SF) – The fierce debate over whether the state should have the power to force parents to vaccinate their children will continue to rage in California after a bill mandating vaccinations cleared a […]

04/09/2015

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Marin County Supes Vote 4-1 in Support Of Proposed State Law Banning Vaccination Exemptions; Want Amendments

The Marin County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday in support of proposed state legislation that would eliminate all but medical exemptions to vaccination requirements of children.

04/01/2015

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

California Teachers Not Subject To Same Vaccinations Rules As Students

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — There’s a big push to get more California students vaccinated against measles and other diseases but different rules apply to their teachers as it is left up to individual school districts […]

02/19/2015

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California Legislators Introduce Bill Abolishing Parents’ Immunization Exemptions

Two California lawmakers who want to make sure as many schoolkids as possible get immunized announced a new bill in Sacramento on Wednesday that would no longer allow parents to exempt their children from vaccines simply because it goes against their personal beliefs.

02/04/2015

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Chris Christie Thinks Parents Should Have Choice In Vaccinating Their Kids

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a likely Republican candidate for president, said Monday that parents should have some choice on whether to vaccinate their children.

02/02/2015

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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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