Pediatrics Group Calls For Tougher Vaccination LawsThe American Academy of Pediatrics is calling for the elimination of all non-medical exemptions to immunizations in a set of new policies published Monday.
No Vaccinations, No School; That's The LawMedical exemptions are allowed, but not those based on personal beliefs.
Lawmakers Send Contentious Vaccination Bill To Gov. BrownCalifornia lawmakers on Monday sent the governor a contentious bill that would impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country after a series of emotionally charged debates.
6 Students Kept From Riverside County School After Measles ScareRiverside County Department of Public Health officials confirmed Friday that a student at Amelia Earhart Middle School contracted the measles.
Incoming University Of California Students Required To Be Immunized Starting In 2017Incoming students at UCLA, UC Irvine and other University of California campuses across the state will be required to be immunized against measles and other diseases beginning in 2017, officials announced Friday.
66 Unvaccinated Students Barred From Returning To Palm Desert High For 2 WeeksA possible case of measles at Palm Desert High School prompted school district and county health officials Wednesday to bar 66 students from campus.
Whooping Cough Cases On The Rise In Long Beach Forty-two confirmed cases of the highly contagious disease, technically known as pertussis, have been reported in Long Beach this year, the majority of which involve school-age children.
Health Officials Want Mandatory Whooping Cough Vaccinations 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.
Whooping Cough Cases Double From Last Peak YearTwice as many cases of whooping cough have been diagnosed this year in California as compared to the last peak year in 2005.
Whooping Cough Claims Life Of 10th Baby In CaliforniaHealth officials say whooping cough caused the death of a 6-week-old baby in San Diego County last week, bringing to ten the number of babies who have died in California during this year's epidemic.
Whooping Cough Epidemic May Break 55-Year RecordState health officials say California's whooping cough epidemic is on track to break a 55-year record, with 4,017 infections and nine deaths statewide this year.