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Jun 20, 2019

Hundreds Are Expected to Weigh in on California's Vaccine Exemptions Measure

Hundreds Are Expected to Weigh in on California's Vaccine Exemptions Measure

Hundreds of people were expected to weigh in Thursday on changes to California legislation that would give public health officials oversight of doctors who grant a high number of vaccination exemptions.

Jun 18, 2019

California Governor, Lawmaker Alter Proposed Vaccine Rules

California Governor, Lawmaker Alter Proposed Vaccine Rules

California public health officials would have oversight of doctors and schools with high numbers of medical exemptions for vaccinations under a legislative compromise announced Tuesday.

Jun 16, 2019

Summer Camp Is The Newest Front in Measles Outbreak Battle

Summer Camp Is The Newest Front in Measles Outbreak Battle

The battle to contain the worst U.S. measles outbreak in 27 years has a new front: summer camp. Vaccinations have been made mandatory this summer for campers and staff in several counties north of New York City...

May 24, 2019

Maine Senate Passes Bill to End Most Vaccine Exemptions

Maine Senate Passes Bill to End Most Vaccine Exemptions

A bill to end Maine's religious and philosophical exemptions to vaccines is heading to the governor's desk. The Senate voted 19-16 Thursday to enact the bill, which would end the state's religious and...

May 6, 2019

List: Measles Exposure Locations in Southern California

List: Measles Exposure Locations in Southern California

Another confirmed case of measles in a Los Angeles County resident and an additional non-resident measles case who traveled throughout Southern California are being investigated as part of a renewed outbreak of...

Apr 26, 2019

Measles Quarantine Dwindles at Southern California Universities

Measles Quarantine Dwindles at Southern California Universities

Some students and employees possibly exposed to measles at two Los Angeles universities were still quarantined on campus or told to stay home Friday, but the numbers were dwindling as people were able to...

Apr 26, 2019

Measles Outbreak Causes Quarantine at UCLA and Cal State LA. Here's What You Need to Know

Measles Outbreak Causes Quarantine at UCLA and Cal State LA. Here's What You Need to Know

County health officials have quarantined a number of students at UCLA who were possibly exposed to measles, and they also Thursday announced another case of measles in a person who flew in and out of Los Angeles...

Apr 25, 2019

Why Californians Traveling Internationally Should Get a Measles Vaccination

Why Californians Traveling Internationally Should Get a Measles Vaccination

Measles case in the U.S. have climbed to their highest level in 25 years. There have been 38 cases of measles in California and, of those, 14 cases were international travelers and 22 were due to spread...

Apr 24, 2019

Opponents Spar Over California Vaccine Exemption Bill

Opponents Spar Over California Vaccine Exemption Bill

Hundreds of critics of mandatory vaccines were in Sacramento Wednesday opposing a California proposal to give state public health officials instead of local doctors the power to decide which children can...

Apr 8, 2019

Vaccines Were Blocked as Yemenis Died in Cholera Outbreak

Vaccines Were Blocked as Yemenis Died in Cholera Outbreak

In July 2017, a plane chartered by the United Nations idled on the tarmac at an airport in the Horn of Africa as officials waited for clearance to deliver half a million doses of cholera vaccine to Yemen.

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