Sacramento-Area Doctors Accused Of Questionable Medical ExemptionsTwo Sacramento-area doctors are accused of "making easy money" by issuing vaccine exemptions.
California Assembly Committee Backs Vaccine Exemption LawA California Assembly committee backed new rules for vaccination exemptions on Thursday following a raucous, hours-long hearing that came in the midst of a national measles outbreak and renewed scrutiny of immunization policies.
Hundreds Likely To Weigh In On California Vaccine MeasureThe hearing of the Assembly Health Committee is likely to draw those opposed to vaccines as well as white-coated medical professionals and students voicing support for the measure.
Whooping Cough Vaccine Becomes Less Effective Over Time, Study SaysThe modern vaccine for whooping cough becomes less effective as children age, a new study shows, highlighting the need for new vaccines to protect children from the highly contagious disease.
California Lawmakers Advance Tougher Vaccine RulesCalifornia lawmakers have advanced tougher rules for vaccinations even as opponents shouted "we will not comply" from the Senate gallery.
Opponents Spar Over California Vaccine Exemption BillHundreds of opponents of mandatory vaccines are in Sacramento to oppose a California proposal to give state public health officials instead of local doctors the power to decide which children can skip their shots before attending school.
Facebook Will Begin Removing Misinformation About Vaccines From Pages, GroupsFacebook, the world's largest social media site, will soon take aim against anti-vaxers. The company will start by lowering the ranking of groups and pages that spread misinformation about vaccinations in its News Feed and Search options, a representative said Wednesday.
Why Russian Trolls Stoked US Vaccine DebatesRussia's meddling online went beyond the 2016 US presidential election and into public health, amplifying online debates about vaccines, according to a new study.
Vaccination Critic Placed On Probation By Medical BoardA Southern California pediatrician and outspoken critic of mandatory vaccinations has been placed on probation for 35 months.
Flu Season Is Here, And Experts Are Already ConcernedLast year's seasonal flu vaccine effectiveness was just 42%, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated. Even if vaccinated, people had inadequate protection against the flu.
Placer County Group Calling For Two-Year Delay On School Vaccination RequirementThe state’s vaccine law passed last year, but school district trustees are considering asking the state to consider a delay. Parents are required to get students vaccine ready by July.
Signatures Submitted To Repeal California Vaccine Law; Count Could Take A Week To FinishThe group had until the end of the day to submit the needed 366,000 signatures to county clerks to ask California voters to repeal SB277, which struck the state's personal belief exemption for immunizations, a move that requires nearly all public schoolchildren to be vaccinated.
Health Official: States Should Post Local Vaccination InfoHow many kids are vaccinated at your child's school? Federal health officials think you should be able to easily find out.
Mandatory Vaccine Opponents Plan Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op Boycott Over Senator's InvitationThe new location for Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op hasn’t been built yet, but it’s in the middle of a continuing fight over mandatory childhood vaccines in California.
Parents Threaten To Leave California Over State's Childhood Vaccination LawDespite studies showing vaccines are safe and the debunking of a study linking autism to vaccinations, Brott says many parents like her are planning on taking their kids out of school or even out of state while others work to repeal it.