California Lawmaker, Gov. Newsom Reach Deal On Vaccine BillThe author of a hot-button California bill limiting medical exemptions for vaccinations on Friday accepted Gov. Gavin Newsom's last-minute demand for additional changes, setting up a final series of votes before lawmakers adjourn for the year next week.
Clock's Ticking; State Lawmakers Eye Bills On Vaccines, Guns, Housing California state lawmakers have just two weeks remaining in their session to sort through hundreds of bills, some addressing volatile topics such as vaccinating children and shootings by police.
School Year Begins Amid Rising Measles Cases; Which Vaccinations To GetThe California Department of Public Health says immunization rates remain at high levels, but have decreased over the last two years.
SF Anti-Vaccine Doctor Accused Of Using At-Home DNA Tests To Get Kids ExemptionsA doctor in San Francisco is under investigation for allegedly providing medical exemptions to get kids out of receiving vaccinations with an at-home genetics test.
Student Who Sued Over Chickenpox Vaccine Comes Down With ChickenpoxThe high school senior who went to court after he was barred from playing basketball because he wasn’t vaccinated against chickenpox has come down with the illness, his lawyer said Tuesday.
U.S. Measles Cases Hit Highest Mark In 25 YearsMeasles in the U.S. has climbed to its highest level in 25 years, closing in on 700 cases this year in a resurgence largely attributed to misinformation that is turning parents against vaccines.
Bay Area Measles Cases Follow Traveler Exposed OverseasHealth officials in the South Bay are urging travelers to make sure their immunizations are up to date after a resident became exposed to measles during an overseas trip.
Pediatricians Dismissing Families Who Won't VaccinateA growing number of pediatricians are dismissing families who don’t want to vaccinate, and they’re now making that move with the blessing of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Vaccine Law Opponents Cleared To Start Recall Of SenatorOpponents of California's new vaccine law have been cleared to begin collecting signatures to recall the legislation's author.
1st U.S. Measles Death In 12 Years Reported In Washington StateFor the first time in 12 years, a person in the U.S. has died from the measles, health officials said.
Jim Carrey Calls Gov. Brown A 'Fascist' For Signing Mandatory School Vaccination BillThe actor, who believes there is a link between vaccinations and autism, took to Twitter to let his 14 million followers know how much he truly hates the bill, calling Governor Jerry Brown a “corporate fascist.”
State Senate Approves Controversial School Vaccination BillThe bill would prohibit parents from seeking vaccine exemptions for their children because of religious or personal beliefs. It is now headed to the Assembly.
Elmo, U.S. Surgeon General Urge Children To Get Their VaccinationsThe U.S. Surgeon General has teamed up with Elmo from Sesame Street to appeal to children directly about getting vaccinated.
Avowed Anti-Vaxxer Mom Has Change Of Heart As All 7 Kids Develop Whooping CoughA 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.
California Mandatory School Vaccination Bill Stalls Amid Angry DebateA 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.