Vaccine

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Gates Foundation Donating $50 Million To Stanford For ‘New Generation Of Vaccines’

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation plans to give Stanford University $50 million over the next 10 years to help develop vaccines.

01/30/2015

(CBS SF)

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. 

01/28/2015

Daniela Chavarriaga holds her daughter, Emma Chavarriaga, as pediatrician Jose Rosa-Olivares, M.D. administers a measles vaccination. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

‘Measles May Be Circulating Undetected’ Warn Santa Clara County Officials

County officials partnered with the Department of Education to send out a notice recommending that residents get vaccinated.

01/23/2015

Jennifer Simon (right) with her daughter Livia, who has been quarantined due to a measles outbreak. (CBS)

Over 30 Alameda County Children Put In Isolation Over Measles Outbreak

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.

01/23/2015

A nurse loads a syringe with a vaccine against hepatitis at a free immunization clinic for students before the start of the school year, in Lynwood, California August, 27, 2013. 
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Bay Area Health Officials Say Certain Demographics More At Risk After Disneyland Measles 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.

01/22/2015

Pedestrians walk near the entrance to Disneyland Resort on February 19, 2009 in Anaheim.  (David McNew/Getty Images)

California Measles Cases Grow To 59; Mostly Disney-Related, Some In Bay Area Counties

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.

01/21/2015

(CBS SF)

Flu Outbreak Forces Santa Clara Hospitals To Decide Who Can Visit Relatives

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.

01/19/2015

Vaccination

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

(credit: Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland)

9 Sickened With Measles After December Disneyland Visits, Including Alameda Co. Resident

An Alameda County resident contracted measles after visiting a theme park in Southern California last month, public health officials announced on Wednesday.

01/07/2015

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