| Jul 14, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Emergency legislation extending the deadline for students to receive the whooping cough vaccination passed both houses of the Legislature on Thursday, setting the stage for a decision by Gov. Jerry Brown. The afternoon vote in the state Senate was by........
| Jun 2, 2011
| 5:24 PM
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...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 4:52 PM
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...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 4:39 PM
Perhaps instead of fighting over how many merchants in town sell seashells, they should consider not selling them at all ("Fighting over some seashells," Dave Hansen column, June 2).
Yes, I know, they are big sellers, and make money for the merchants....
| Jun 28, 2011
| 2:16 PM
In an effort to increase the immunization rates for school-age children, the Harford County Health Department will be holding early Back-to School Immunization Clinics for uninsured and underinsured students.
Each year, the Harford County Health...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 3:12 PM
SACRAMENTO (KTLA) -- Children under 18 attending schools in California will now have to prove they've been vaccinated against whooping cough under a new law effective tomorrow.
As many as 3 million public and private school students in grades seven...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 4:22 AM
Whooping cough has been unusually common in Seattle-area babies in recent years. Now a new report suggests the problem could be corrected by encouraging vaccination of the people who care for them.
In the Seattle area between 2002 and 2007, 136 out of...
| Mar 1, 2011
| 8:47 PM
We are in the third month of the new year and already Snohomish County is seeing a spike in whooping cough cases.
In fact, in January and February, the county has had 43 confirmed cases. That is nearly double what officials saw there in all of 2010. ...
| Nov 12, 2010
| 8:42 PM
LOS ANGELES ( KTLA) -- The number of whooping cough cases in Los Angeles County continues to rise.
According to the Department of Public Health, 429 cases were reported in October, that's more than any other month this year and more than a quarter of the...
| Jul 11, 2011
The topics of vaccines and vaccine safety spark emotional outbursts at scientific meetings and family dinner tables alike. But many of these debates are remarkably fact-free. Surprisingly few people — not just concerned parents but also doctors,...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 7:28 AM
Parents who chose to exempt their children from getting immunized will have to follow new rules starting July 22nd.
A new state law requires parents seeking exemptions have a discussion with a licensed healthcare provider about their decision and have...