Vaccination

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Frequently Asked Questions About Measles

With the recent measles outbreak at Disneyland, many people have had questions about the spread of measles in the U.S. Here are some the most frequently asked questions the CDC has received about the disease.

01/22/2015

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People Not Vaccinated For Measles Urged To Avoid Disneyland

California health officials issue the warning after measles outbreaks reported at Disney’s Southern California theme parks.

01/21/2015

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24 Unvaccinated SoCal Students Told To Stay Home After Another Student Contracts Measles

Public health officials say 24 unvaccinated students have been sent home from an Orange County high school because of the risk a student infected with measles exposed others to the highly contagious respiratory illness.

01/20/2015

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Measles Outbreak: To Vaccinate Or Not Vaccinate

With the potential to affect thousands, the recent outbreak of measles in the U.S. has placed a spotlight on a debate that’s raged for years.

01/14/2015

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Yolo County Officials Perplexed By Unusual Spike In Whooping Cough Cases

Dr. Constance Caldwell with the Yolo County Health Department is puzzled by the spike, because nearly 95 percent of kids in Yolo County public schools are vaccinated.

07/14/2014

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Oregon Officials Hope New Law Leads To More Child Vaccinations

Oregon leads the nation in the percentage of kids entering kindergarten with non-medical waivers for one or more vaccinations. State health officials hope a law taking effect March 1 changes that by requiring parents to get the facts before opting out.

02/23/2014

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Study: Flu Vaccine Works Better For Women

Higher levels of testosterone linked with weaker antibody reaction.

12/26/2013

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Doctor Opening Clinic To Allow Parents Not To Vaccinate Their Kids

A doctor who encourages parents to vaccinate their kids is now making it easier for parents who don’t want to go through with the shots.

12/19/2013

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Calif. To Require Waiver For Unvaccinated Students

Parents who don’t have their children vaccinated will have to get a waiver from the doctor’s office before enrolling their children in school under a new California law.

09/30/2012

Whooping Cough Vaccination Deadlines

Local school districts have issued deadlines for students to get whooping cough vaccinations. See the list of school districts and the deadline for each.

09/14/2011

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California Led Nation In Whooping Cough Cases Last Year, CDC says

More than 21,000 people got whooping cough last year, many of them children and teens. That’s the highest number since 2005 and among the worst years in more than half a century, U.S. health officials said Wednesday.

02/23/2011