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.
The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control on Wednesday said there has been a large outbreak of the often-fatal virus with many cases centered in and near the Antelope Valley.
Concern is growing, and rapidly, about the outbreak.
A surge in whooping cough cases reported in the Southland and nationwide in 2010 may be linked in part to parents’ refusal to vaccinate their children, according to a new study.
Los Angeles County’s top health official says free meningococcal vaccines will be offered to low-income and uninsured residents following a recent death in West Hollywood.
The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Sunday announced that they will provide free meningitis vaccines for anyone who believes they have been exposed or anyone who thinks they are at risk.
Amid a sharp uptick in the number of patients being treated for flu-like symptoms, one Mission Viejo doctor said Friday he has seen several that were already vaccinated.
California health officials say flu activity is now widespread throughout the state as the death toll for people under 65 climbs.
An increase in emergency room visits for the flu has led Los Angeles Health officials to urge all residents to get vaccinated.
Whooping cough which was once thought to be almost eradicated is making a comeback.
Five bats have tested positive for rabies in San Bernardino County over the past several weeks.
All students entering the seventh through the twelfth grades must provide proof of a whooping cough immunization before they can enroll in classes. To encourage compliance with the new state law, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) will offer several free clinics for schools scheduled to start in early August.
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.
Health officials say 118 cases of measles have been reported in the United States so far this year — the highest number this early in the year since 1996.
Health officials say there’s been a dramatic drop in the number of ear infections in young children.