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  • School board activates Tdap waiver

    School board activates Tdap waiver
    The Glendale Unified school board on Tuesday invoked a temporary waiver that buys many students more time to get a new state-required vaccination. Glendale students in grades seven through 12 now have 30 days from the first day of school on Aug. 29 to...
  • Vaccines largely safe, U.S. expert panel finds

    Vaccines largely safe, U.S. expert panel finds
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - After a close review of more than 1,000 research studies, a federal panel of experts has concluded that vaccines cause very few side effects, and found no evidence that vaccines cause autism or type 1 diabetes. The report, issued on...
  • Editorial: It's important to immunize

    A new school year is just around the corner here in Newport-Mesa, and education officials are alerting parents that a new law requires students entering grades 7-12 to get a whooping cough booster shot. Incidents of whooping cough have exploded in the...
  • Mailbag: Ignore the hype and get vaccinated

    Re. "Editorial: It's important to immunize," (Aug. 29): I'm a native of Newport Beach, but live in Washington, D.C. I'm glad the Daily Pilot has sided with overwhelming scientific evidence showing that the benefits of vaccinating children far outweigh the...
  • Jeff Gordon For Pertussis Awareness

    Jeff Gordon For Pertussis Awareness
    In an effort to raise awareness of whooping cough, or pertussis, the March of Dimes has teamed up with NASCAR champ Jeff Gordon to lead their ongoing Sounds of Pertussis campaign.  By texting “SOUNDS” to 292929 on a mobile phone, participants...
  • Unvaccinated Students Pulled Out Of Class

    Unvaccinated Students Pulled Out Of Class
    Schools around the state are trying to comply with a new state law that requires seventh-through-twelfth graders to be vaccinated against pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough. "The new law in California says you must show proof of vaccination to...
  • Around babies? Then you should get a Tdap shot

    Around babies? Then you should get a Tdap shot
    Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, sounds like a malady you could've caught 100 years ago. But cases have been on the rise in recent years. Virginia had 222 cases in 2009 and 344 last year. Eastern Virginia had 34 in 2009 and nearly double that...
  • District enforces immunization deadline

    About 155 Newport-Mesa Unified students will be turned away from school Friday if they don't verify that they have been inoculated against whooping cough, a school official said. With only days before the deadline, 98% of Newport-Mesa students have...
  • 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...
  • Area School Districts Lose Money on Whooping Cough Absences

    Area School Districts Lose Money on Whooping Cough Absences
    School districts in the Sacramento area are scrambling to get their students immunized for whooping cough as required by state health officials.  Kids held out of class because they don't have the state mandated shots could cost districts big bucks....