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.
County officials partnered with the Department of Education to send out a notice recommending that residents get vaccinated.
As the number of measles cases rise in California, more than 30 children in Alameda County have been put in isolation because of the outbreak.
While county health officials in Alameda, Santa Clara and San Francisco aren’t seeing an increase in demand for the measles-mumps-rubella, or MMR, vaccine in the wake of the measles outbreak that began at Disneyland.
California public health officials say that if you haven’t gotten your measles shot, you should avoid Disneyland. Cases of the disease statewide has reached 59, but they aren’t all Disney related.
With flu cases spiking in Santa Clara County, hospitals are taking extra steps to keep the virus out by creating tough restrictions for people visiting loved ones in the hospital.
A new study generated from Kaiser data shows high concentrations of unvaccinated children in Northern California.
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.
An Alameda County resident contracted measles after visiting a theme park in Southern California last month, public health officials announced on Wednesday.
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.