California Health Officials Warn Of Whooping Cough EpidemicCalifornia is currently experiencing a whooping cough epidemic, according to the California Department of Public Health.
Cases Of Potentially Deadly Whooping Cough On The Rise In Napa CountyNapa County Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith said 17 cases have been reported so far this year, nine of them in the last two weeks.
HealthWatch: Study Raises Effectiveness Concerns For Whooping Cough VaccineAs the U.S. wrestles with its biggest whooping cough outbreak in decades, researchers appear to have zeroed in on the main reason: The safer vaccine that has been in use since the 1990s loses effectiveness much faster than previously thought.
California Whooping Cough Cases Drop DramaticallyState health officials are crediting extensive public outreach for a dramatic drop in whooping cough cases last year, after a deadly year in 2010.
No Class For Many Bay Area Students Without Whooping Cough VaccineDays after state-mandated deadlines have passed for thousands of Bay Area seventh to 12th-graders to prove they’ve received a whooping cough vaccine, over a thousand students are barred from attending school.
Thousands Of Bay Area School Children Still Need Whooping Cough ShotsThousands of middle and high school students in Oakland, San Jose and San Francisco still haven’t gotten their mandatory whooping cough vaccination, even though the deadline to get the shot has already passed in some school districts.
Contra Costa Parents Rush To Get Kids Whooping Cough ImmunizationsMany Bay Area parents are rushing to get their kids vaccinated against whooping cough in order to comply with a new state law.
HealthWatch: Giants Pitch In To Fight Whooping CoughThe World Series Champions, the San Francisco Giants, know what it takes to defeat a formidable opponent - now the team has geared up to do battle against whooping cough.
San Francisco Provides Whooping Cough Vaccinations For KidsHundreds of kids got whooping cough vaccinations at a free clinic at a San Francisco high school on Saturday.
Whooping Cough On The Rise Again In Contra Costa CountyAfter infections hit a record high last year, whooping cough is on the rise again in Contra Costa County.
Whooping Cough Shot Required At California Schools This FallAcross the state, schools are sending a clear message to parents: if you have a son or daughter going into middle or high school next year, make sure they get vaccinated for whooping cough.