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Report: Number Of Calif. Parents Opting Not To Vaccinate Kids Doubles

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.

09/03/2014

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Animal Control Officials Urge People To Vaccinate Dogs Against Parvo After Deadly Outbreak

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.

05/07/2014

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Health Watch: OC Leading Nation In New Cases Of Measles

Concern is growing, and rapidly, about the outbreak.

03/26/2014

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Study: More Higher Income Parents Opt Out Of Whooping Cough Vaccine

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.

10/14/2013

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LA County To Offer Free Meningitis Vaccines To Low-Income, Uninsured Residents

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.

04/17/2013

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Following Death Of WeHo Man, Healthcare Group To Offer Free Meningitis Vaccinations

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.

04/13/2013

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OC Doctor: Patients Still Testing Positive For Flu After Vaccination

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.

01/25/2013

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Flu Activity Widespread In Calif., 5 Deaths So Far

California health officials say flu activity is now widespread throughout the state as the death toll for people under 65 climbs.

01/18/2013

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Public Urged To Get Vaccinated After Spike In LA County Flu Cases

An increase in emergency room visits for the flu has led Los Angeles Health officials to urge all residents to get vaccinated.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/09/2013

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Doctor Discusses Whooping Cough And Offers Prevention Tips

Whooping cough which was once thought to be almost eradicated is making a comeback.

08/12/2012

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5 Bats Test Positive For Rabies In San Bernardino County

Five bats have tested positive for rabies in San Bernardino County over the past several weeks.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/08/2012

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LAUSD To Open Whooping Cough Booster Shot Clinics

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/26/2011

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Law Requires Students To Show Proof Of 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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/29/2011

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CDC: U.S. Measles Cases Reach 15-Year High

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.

05/24/2011

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Big Drop Seen In Kids’ Ear Infections

Health officials say there’s been a dramatic drop in the number of ear infections in young children.

03/04/2011

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