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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

Robert Kennedy Jr. comments on the vaccine debate in Sacramento on April 7, 2015. (CBS)

Robert Kennedy Jr. Backs Off ‘Holocaust’ Comparison In California Vaccine Debate

Robert Kennedy Jr. is apologizing for describing the number of children injured by vaccines as “a holocaust” during an event last week.

04/13/2015

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

Robert Kennedy Jr. comments on the vaccine debate in Sacramento on April 7, 2015. (CBS)

Robert Kennedy Jr. Compares Vaccine Debate To Holocaust As California Lawmakers Look At Banning Exemptions

As lawmakers at the State Capitol consider a bill that would no longer allow parents to opt out of vaccinating their children over personal beliefs, vaccination critic Robert Kennedy Jr. waded into the debate at a Sacramento appearance.

04/08/2015

93% of Pediatricians Say Parents Ask for Alternative Vaccination Schedules

The ‘Other’ Vaccination Debate – Alternative Vaccine Schedules

Julie Watts is the KPIX Consumer-Investigative reporter and a mom. Her #NewsMom Blog on CBSSF offers a unique perspective on issues facing Bay Area parents:   As a #NewsMom, you better bet I bought the book and […]

03/05/2015

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Hundreds Of Berkeley Diners Possibly Exposed To Measles

A person infected with measles who ate at a Berkeley restaurant may have exposed hundreds of fellow diners to the virus.

02/27/2015

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

Measles Vaccine Bottle

BART Measles Scare Raises More Vaccination Concerns And Questions About Who’s Most Susceptible

This week’s warning sent out to BART riders that they may have been exposed to measles is raising more questions about vaccinations and who is most susceptible to the highly-contagious disease.

02/12/2015

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Could I Get The Measles As A Vaccinated Adult?

The measles vaccine you received as a child might not be enough to protect you from the disease as an adult, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

02/11/2015

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