California governor, lawmaker alter proposed vaccine rules

U.S. 06/18/19, 13:03

California public health officials would have more oversight of doctors and schools with high numbers of medical exemptions for vaccinations under a legislative compromise announced Tuesday.Gov. Gavin Newsom and the bill's author disclosed the deal aimed at cracking down on ...

California governor has doubts about tougher vaccine rules

U.S. 06/01/19, 17:04

Gov. Gavin Newsom says he has concerns about enacting tougher rules that limit parents from choosing whether to vaccinate their schoolchildren.The measure would give state public health officials instead of local doctors the authority to decide which children can skip ...

Tougher vaccine rules move forward in California

U.S. 05/22/19, 15:54

California lawmakers moved ahead Wednesday with tougher rules that limit parents from choosing whether to vaccinate their schoolchildren as a handful of opponents shouted "We will not comply" inside the Senate.Senators sent the measure to the Assembly as the nation ...

Senate moves to end some exemptions for vaccines

Health 05/02/19, 15:11

The state Senate moved Thursday to end philosophical but not religious exemptions to vaccines, amid rising concerns about disease outbreaks.In an initial round of voting, the Senate voted 20-15 to pass a bill that would end both kinds of opt-outs ...

California may toughen immunization rules to block measles

U.S. 03/26/19, 16:01

California may give state public health officials instead of local doctors the power to decide which children shouldn't be vaccinated before attending school.The legislation announced Tuesday would also let state and county health officials revoke medical exemptions granted by doctors ...

CDC: Unvaccinated Oregon boy almost dies of tetanus

U.S. 03/08/19, 21:19

An unvaccinated 6-year-old Oregon boy was hospitalized for two months for tetanus and almost died of the bacterial illness after getting a deep cut while playing on a farm, according to a case study published Friday by the U.S. Centers ...

Philippines says 136 people have died in measles outbreak

Health 02/18/19, 08:18

The Philippine health secretary says 136 people, mostly children, have died of measles and 8,400 others have been sickened in an outbreak blamed partly on recent vaccination fears.Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said Monday a massive immunization drive that started ...

Southwestern Washington measles case count grows to 61

Health 02/17/19, 19:57

Clark County Public Health has identified two new measles cases and two new exposure locations in its ongoing outbreak investigation.Public Health spokeswoman Marissa Armstrong released a statement Sunday saying the agency has now identified 61 confirmed cases of the highly ...

Southwestern Washington measles case count holding at 53

Health 02/14/19, 08:50

Clark County Public Health hasn't identified any new measles cases or exposure locations in its ongoing outbreak investigation.The Columbian reported Wednesday that only one new case has been identified since Feb. 8. One previously confirmed case was ruled out after ...

Northwest measles outbreak revives debate over vaccine laws

U.S. 02/01/19, 18:31

A measles outbreak near Portland, Oregon, has revived a bitter debate over so-called "philosophical" exemptions to childhood vaccinations as public health officials across the Pacific Northwest scramble to limit the fallout. At least 44 people in Washington and Oregon have fallen ...

US advisory group urges hepatitis A shots for homeless

U.S. 10/24/18, 06:19

For the first time, a U.S. advisory committee is recommending a routine vaccination for homeless people, voting Wednesday to urge hepatitis A shots to prevent future outbreaks of the contagious liver disease.The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices made the recommendation ...

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