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  • Deadline looms to get students immunized

    Deadline looms to get students immunized
    SAN DIEGO - Time is running out for students in San Diego County to get their Tdap booster shots, school officials said Tuesday. Due to the passage of Assembly Bill 354 -- California students 7th through 12th grades must have a tetanus, diphtheria and...
  • School district close to Tdap goal

    Glendale Unified officials said this week that 99% of students in grades seven through 12 have been vaccinated for pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough. The announcement followed a months-long campaign to bring the district into compliance with a...
  • 3 students diagnosed with whooping cough

    3 students diagnosed with whooping cough
    SAN DIEGO -- Three young students from three San Diego schools were recently diagnosed with pertussis, also known as whopping cough, county health officials say. The students range in age from 4 to 7, and one contracted the disease despite being up-to-...
  • Indiana experiencing largest Whooping Cough outbreak since the 1950s

    Health officials want Hoosiers to get booster shots against whooping cough this year. There have been 600 reported cases of whooping cough in Indiana this year. According to the Mayo Clinic, whooping cough or pertussis is a highly contagious upper...
  • Medical Journal: Autism Study Fraudulent

    Medical Journal: Autism Study Fraudulent
    The investigation into a controversial autism study is complete and its findings are sending shock waves across the nation. Some are now calling the study, originally written by Dr. Anthony Wakefield back in 1998, an elaborate fraud. The British Medical...
  • Experts stress prevention with rise in whooping cough

    Experts stress prevention with rise in whooping cough
    Newborn Jolee Kuehl spent 40 days at the University of Chicago Medical Center, 14 of them on a ventilator, after catching whooping cough from her mother at just 15 days old. "I was misdiagnosed with bronchitis after Jolee's birth," said Crista Kuehl, 28,...
  • Whooping cough vaccine now required by law

    Whooping cough vaccine now required by law
    SAN DIEGO -- It's been strongly encouraged for quite some time and now state law is requiring seventh through 12th-grade students to get vaccinated for pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough. "There is an epidemic of pertussis or whooping cough...
  • Briefly In Education

    Editor's note: This corrects the number of categories El Morrow Elementary School won. Schools require pertussis vaccine Starting July 1, students in grades 7 to 12 will need to show that they received immunization against whooping cough or pertussis....
  • Mailbag: Parent disputes vaccination advice

    I respect the Coastline Pilot's attempt to provide a public service announcement in regards to health ("Schools require pertussis vaccine," May 20). However, I regret that the article was incomplete and extremely misleading. The article stated that...
  • State's kindergarteners have lowest vaccination rate in U.S.

    State's kindergarteners have lowest vaccination rate in U.S.
    Kindergarteners in the state of Washington are among the least protected from illness in the nation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. The report indicates that kindergartners in the state do not meet state or nationally...
  • Community Commentary: Autism, vaccine link unproven

    It is a sad day indeed when newspapers publish diatribes against vaccines when our nation is facing a measles and pertussis epidemic simultaneously ("Mailbag: Parent disputes vaccination advice," May 27). As an emergency physician, trained in internal and...