Vaccinations

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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Skunk Killed By Dog Tests Positive For Rabies, First Case In Monterey County

Police are warning Marina residents of a dead skunk found in a city neighborhood that tested positive for rabies last week.

06/19/2014

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Veterinarian House-Calls Making Pet Care Easier For San Franciscans

In a city with more dogs than children, San Franciscans can find it challenging to find a veterinarian when they need one.

04/14/2014

A bottle of influenza vaccine is seen in the MinuteClinic at the CVS/pharmacy on January 6, 2014 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The 2013-2014 influenza season is starting to take off in the United States, with more than half the country reporting widespread cases of flu activity, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Bay Area Flu Deaths Reach 15; Pharmacies Get Vaccines Replenished

The number of flu-related deaths in the Bay Area increased again on Monday, with four more deaths reported, according to health officials.

01/13/2014

A man receives a flu shot. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)

Flu Season Off To Earliest Start In 10 Years Say Health Officials

Health officials say flu season is off to its earliest start in nearly 10 years—and it could be a bad one.

12/04/2012

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Bay Area Private Schools Rank High In Vaccination Opt-Out Rates

Bay Area public health leaders are reacting to news that parents of private school children in California are more likely to opt out of vaccinations than parents of kids in public schools.

09/10/2012

School nurse gives student vaccination. (AP)

Contra Costa Parents Rush To Get Kids Whooping Cough Immunizations

Many Bay Area parents are rushing to get their kids vaccinated against whooping cough in order to comply with a new state law.

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