Southland parents and other protesters gathered Monday in downtown Los Angeles for what they say is their right to choose whether their children are vaccinated against measles and other diseases.
A California bill that would sharply limit vaccination waivers after a Disneyland measles outbreak has generated such an acidic debate that the proposal’s author was under added security this week.
While doctors say a little soreness after a flu shot is perfectly normal, these victims developed serious orthopedic injuries.
Should parents have to vaccinate their kids?
While much of the attention in the ongoing measles outbreak has focused on student vaccination requirements and exemptions, less attention has been paid to another group in the nation’s classrooms: Teachers and staff members, who, by and large, are not required to be vaccinated.
It’s a letter Roald Dahl penned 27 years ago urging parents to vaccinate their children after losing his daughter to measles in the 1960s that is now making headlines.
Symptoms begin with a cough, runny nose, red watery eyes and a pink rash all over the body.
While measles were declared virtually eradicated in the United States by 2000, roughly 60-70 cases will still occur every year.
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.