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  • California vaccine law opponents: passionate, persistent and science-averse

    California vaccine law opponents: passionate, persistent and science-averse
    Despite all the noise around mandating vaccinations for schoolchildren, most California adults -- some 67%, according to a recent poll -- think it’s a good idea. We will soon know whether Gov. Jerry Brown agrees. On Monday, the Legislature sent...
  • Will science rule in Jerry Brown's decision on California vaccine bill?

    Will science rule in Jerry Brown's decision on California vaccine bill?
    Gov. Jerry Brown has been among the world’s leaders when it comes to recognizing and responding to the science of climate change. Now the question is whether he’ll do the same with what science says about vaccinations. The California...
  • What would the proposed California vaccine law do?

    What would the proposed California vaccine law do?
    The California Assembly has passed a bill that would create one of the toughest mandatory vaccination laws in the nation and would require more children to be vaccinated as a condition of school enrollment. The state Senate passed a version of the...
  • Measles carries risk of a terrifying, always-fatal and rare complication

    Measles carries risk of a terrifying, always-fatal and rare complication
    Measles is commonly thought to be a one-time deal: Get it once, survive, and you’re immune for life. But like a Trojan horse, the virus can find a way to hide from a baby’s undeveloped immune system. The baby will survive, but within his...
  • California doctor groups praise Assembly's vote on vaccine measure

    California doctor groups praise Assembly's vote on vaccine measure
    California physician groups praised the Assembly’s passage of one of the toughest mandatory vaccination laws in the nation, and urged Gov. Jerry Brown to sign it if the bill reaches his desk. “To make a decision not to vaccinate is...
  • California Assembly approves one of the toughest mandatory vaccination laws in the nation

    California Assembly approves one of the toughest mandatory vaccination laws in the nation
    California lawmakers on Thursday approved one of the toughest mandatory vaccination requirements in the nation, moving to end exemptions from state immunization laws based on religious or other personal beliefs. The measure, among the most...
  • Child on Martha's Vineyard is state's 2nd 2015 measles

    Massachusetts health officials said a child visiting Martha's Vineyard has the state's second case of the measles this year. The state's public health commissioner, Dr. Monica Bharel, said a widespread outbreak is unlikely but urged everyone to confirm...
  • Protect kids, promote vaccines

    Protect kids, promote vaccines
    Parents in Illinois send a child to school with the expectation that he or she will be safe from common childhood diseases because the other students have been vaccinated. But in many classrooms, that's not true. Thousands of children in Illinois attend...
  • California lawmakers pass vaccine bill amid emotional debate

    California lawmakers on Tuesday approved a hotly contested bill that would impose one of the strictest vaccination laws in the country, after five hours of highly emotional testimony that brought hundreds of opponents to the Capitol. SB277 is intended to...
  • Commentary: Law shouldn't be our first resort on vaccinations

    There has been a lot of discussion about Senate Bill 277, which would remove all exemptions from vaccination requirements. The decision to vaccinate should be an informed choice that parents make, not one forced by government. After much discussion and...
  • Pediatrician presents update on measles

    Pediatrician presents update on measles
    With measles outbreaks reported in California and several other states this year, Dr. Julie Konowitz-Sirkin, Bethesda Health pediatrician, recently presented an update regarding vaccinations. "The best way to protect yourself against the measles virus...