A growing number of parents who opt not to vaccinate their children due to personal beliefs is raising concerns among public health officials as the school year gets underway.
Health officials this week announced a cluster of cases of invasive meningococcal disease that sickened eight people in the LA area. Among those who fell ill, half were gay or bisexual, including the three who died. Two of the victims were HIV-positive.
The number of flu deaths across California have more than doubled since last week and hospitals are packed with patients.
Authorities Friday confirmed one case of the measles in Ventura County and some doctors are urging parents to have their children vaccinated against the potentially deadly disease.
Two more deaths due to bacterial meningitis have been reported in Southern California.
More and more Angelenos have decided not to get their children vaccinated for potentially deadly diseases, which has reignited an on-going debate between parents and doctors.
The first day of school in the Los Angeles school district is two weeks away, and the district is conducting vaccination clinics from Reseda to Wilmington this week.
A preliminary study suggests the vaccine against whooping cough falters after only about three years, adding support to school rules requiring kids to get the vaccination periodically.
A 30 day extension has been granted for California students who require the whooping cough vaccine.
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.
The county’s top public health officer warned Tuesday that cases of meningococcal disease are on the rise in Los Angeles and urged several at-risk groups to get vaccinations.
Local ordinances require dogs and cats over the age of four months to be spayed or neutered and to be “microchipped” with a tiny computer chip that identifies the animal and its owner.
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The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices gave the advice Wednesday because of an outbreak of whooping cough this year in California, where more than 6,200 cases have been reported.