The California Assembly is taking up a highly contested bill to boost vaccination rates in schools.
The now-stalled measure would have prevented parents from seeking vaccine exemptions for their children because of religious or personal beliefs.
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.
A bill requiring California schoolchildren to get vaccinated will receive its first public hearing Wednesday after similar efforts to limit exemptions in Washington and Oregon failed to advance.
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.
Public health officials issued new vaccination guidelines Wednesday after a reported jump in the number of meningitis cases this year among gay men in Los Angeles.
The Orange County Health Department held an emergency meeting Tuesday in response to an outbreak of measles.
CBS2’s Lisa Sigell reports doctors are once again urging Southland residents to get vaccinated, with the total number of flu-related deaths in L.A. County now at 52.
Health officials planned to offer free hepatitis A vaccines at several clinics throughout the city this weekend in the wake of a multistate outbreak of infections possibly linked to frozen berries.
Two more deaths due to bacterial meningitis have been reported in Southern California.
A new study alleges that a fund set up by the U.S. government to compensate those injured by vaccines has paid out claims to dozens of families of autistic kids.