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  • The new school (health) rules

    The new school (health) rules
    Back to school can also mean back to germs, breaks, sprains and concussions. While most of us know kids need a good night's sleep and a good breakfast, just what exactly do experts define as "good"? And what other basics should parents put on their...
  • Whooping cough: How not to get tough with schools

     
    The law was passed, the parents were notified, then notified again, and yet again. Vaccination clinics were opened at schools. Yet is anyone surprised that the July 1 deadline for whooping-cough booster shots passed with a huge number of the......
  • Gov. Brown extends whooping cough vaccine deadline

     
    Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Monday giving students 30 days after the start of the academic year to obtain a whooping cough vaccine and submit verification to their school. This school year marks the first time that the vaccine......
  • When does public health supersede personal choice? The vaccination debate [Most commented]

     
    Opposition to vaccinations for children is shortsighted and detrimental to public health, The Times’ editorial board wrote Tuesday. In recent years, more parents have been opting out of inoculations for their kids due to personal beliefs and...
  • Healthcare reform's deciding moment -- maybe

     
    The Supreme Court will rule on the legality of the healthcare reform law next year. Or will it?...
  • Free shots of required whooping cough vaccine available next week

     
    Free pertussis vaccines are available next week to students enrolled in the Los Angeles Unified School District. The vaccine, also called Tdap, is required of all students, starting in 7th grade, for admission to class....
  • School vaccination time

     
    If your kids aren't caught up on school vaccinations, it's time to make that appointment. Pennsylvania adopted new vaccination regulations last year. Don't be put off by rumors that vaccinations cause autism. Your child will be worse off without the...
  • State helping at child immunization deadline

     
    Parents that have, for whatever reason, put off getting their school-age children to the doctor for the mandatory immunizations are getting a last-minute chance to catch up from the state Department of Health. The state will open health centers the week...
  • Is your baby up to date? This week is immunization week

     
    If your child needs to have his or her shots brought up to date, this week is a good time to do it. In honor of National Infant Immunization Week, April 21-28, health departments across Central Florida are encouraging parents to make sure their infants...
  • Whooping cough cases top 6,000 in California

     
    More than 6,000 Californians have been infected with whooping cough, according to updated totals released by the Department of Public Health. As of late Tuesday there were 6,257 cases of whooping cough, also known as pertussis, in California, an increase....
  • Whooping cough Q&A: Where can I get immunized against pertussis?

     
    With more than 6,000 people infected and the state death toll from whooping cough at 10 babies, readers have asked the Los Angeles Times where they can get vaccinated against the disease, also known as pertussis. Whooping-cough immunizations can be......