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Riverside County Infant Dies From Whooping Cough

California health officials say an infant has died from whooping cough, a highly contagious disease. It’s the first confirmed death since 2010 when an epidemic killed 10 infants in the state.

02/07/2014

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No Whooping Cough Deaths In California Last Year

No Californian died from whooping cough in 2011, the first year since 1991 that there have been no deaths in the state from the highly infectious illness.

01/24/2012

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

Vials of Tdap vaccinations sit on a table during the Solano County health fair August 11, 2010 in Vallejo, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Study: Whooping Cough Vaccination Fades In Three Years

The vaccine against whooping cough falters after only about three years, a preliminary study suggests, adding support to school rules requiring kids to get the vaccination periodically.

09/19/2011

Vials of Tdap vaccinations sit on a table during the Solano County health fair August 11, 2010 in Vallejo, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Dozens Of Students Sent Home For Missing Vaccine Deadline

Dozens of students were sent home from school Wednesday and dozens more didn’t even show up after the new deadline for vaccination against whooping cough passed.

09/14/2011

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

California Department of Health’s Web Page On Whooping Cough

09/14/2011

Vials of Tdap vaccinations sit on a table during the Solano County health fair August 11, 2010 in Vallejo, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

New Law Requires Whooping Cough Vaccination

Some 3 million public and private school students in California must prove they have had a booster vaccination against whooping cough to attend grades 7 through 12 this fall.

06/29/2011

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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

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New California Law Requires Whooping Cough Vaccine For Grades 7-12

California health officials want parents of teens to get up to date on their whooping cough vaccine to get into compliance with a new law for 2011.

12/31/2010

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Calif. Sees Most Whooping Cough Cases Since 1955

More than 5,270 cases of whooping cough have been reported in California’s growing epidemic, which has killed nine babies this year.

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