Vaccines

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Death Threats Prompt Increased Security For California Vaccination Bill Author

State Sen. Richard Pan told CBS13 he didn’t ask for extra security, but Capitol Police believe it was the best way to react to the situation.

04/14/2015

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Parents Threaten To Pull Kids Out Of School If California Vaccine Bill Passes

As some parent groups push back against Senate Bill 277, the bill that would do away with personal belief exemptions to avoid vaccines in schools, anti-vaccine parents now insist they will instead homeschool their children if the bill becomes law, possibly affecting school funding.

04/14/2015

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Robert Kennedy Jr. Apologizes For Comparing Child Vaccinations To Holocaust

The nephew of President John F. Kennedy and son of former U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy used the term last week at a screening in Sacramento of the film “Trace Amounts.” The movie links autism to a vaccine preservative, even though the medical community says such claims have been scientifically disproved.

04/13/2015

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Day Cares In California Can’t Legally Turn Away Child If They Aren’t Vaccinated

Day cares in the area say they can’t legally turn a child away if they aren’t vaccinated, but the state has made it a requirement that parents receive counseling from a health care professional if they choose to opt out.

02/05/2015

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Proposed California Law Would Make It Nearly Impossible For Children Not To Be Vaccinated

Currently, parents who say they have personal beliefs against getting their children vaccinated can have a doctor sign off and the kid can go to school unvaccinated. This law would stop that practice.

02/04/2015

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Study: High Concentration Of Unvaccinated Children In Sacramento Area

Three of the Top 5 clusters of unvaccinated children are in the Sacramento area, including one in northeastern Sacramento County, a small spot just south of Sacramento and one in Roseville.

01/19/2015

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Uncommon Diseases Making Comeback As Parents Don’t Vaccinate Children

On Wednesday, at least nine measles cases were tied to Disneyland visits. Health officials say in that outbreak, one person came to the park and infected others. But doctors say in many cases, the spread could have been prevented.

01/07/2015

Survey: More Than 1 In 10 Parents Skip, Delay Kids’ Shots

By age 6, children should have vaccinations against 14 diseases, in at least two dozen separate doses, the U.S. government advises. More than 1 in 10 parents reject that, refusing some shots or delaying others mainly because of safety concerns, a national survey found.

10/02/2011

Dramatic Drop Seen In Kids’ Ear Infections

Health officials say there’s been a dramatic drop in the number of ear infections in young children.

03/04/2011

Medical Generic

Journal: Study Linking Vaccine To Autism Was Fraud

The first study to link a childhood vaccine to autism was based on doctored information about the children involved, according to a new report on the widely discredited research.

01/06/2011