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December 3, 1992
Free immunizations will be provided for children Saturday at St. Francis Medical Center as part of the hospital's Christmas party. Youngsters ages 6 weeks to 18 years may get shots for measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, polio and other preventable diseases. The Christmas party will feature entertainment and refreshments from 9 a.m. to noon in the cafeteria of the medical center at 3630 E. Imperial Highway, Lynwood.
March 31, 1998 | DEBRA CANO and JOHN CANALIS
Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center will offer free immunizations for children Saturday. Vaccinations guard against diphtheria, measles, mumps, polio, rubella, hepatitis B, pertussis, tetanus and other diseases. Free TB skin testing is also available. Immunizations are required for all public schoolchildren. The clinic, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., is in the Saltzer Conference Room at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital, 17100 Euclid St. Information: (714) 641-0121.
February 23, 1997 | KATHLEEN DOHENY
As airline passengers listen to coughing and sneezing around them, they worry about catching those illnesses while flying. Many have concerns, too, about contracting more serious diseases such as tuberculosis, meningitis and plague. The crucial question becomes, "How sick is too sick to fly?" The answer is governed by federal regulations and individual policies of the airlines.
March 30, 1997 | KATHLEEN DOHENY, Doheny writes the Times' Healthy Traveler column
It's a question faced by countless travelers headed overseas: What's the best source for travel immunizations? Private physicians are one option. Private clinics specializing in travel medicine are another. But both can be expensive. For travelers flexible enough to make an appointment during somewhat limited business hours, a visit to one of the handful of county and city health clinics that offer immunizations could be the answer.
January 21, 2013 | By Alana Semuels
 Among the long list of reasons the fearful give for reasons they're not getting a flu shot (hatred of needles, skepticism about vaccines, laziness), there's one that relates more closely to economics: cost. For while doctors urge everyone to get a flu shot, flu shots, like many other things in life, are not free. Stop by your local CVS or Walgreens and you'll shell out $30 or so for the pleasure of getting poked by a needle behind a suggestion of a curtain. So why aren't flu shots free, or nearly free?
September 3, 1999 | Chris Ceballos, (949) 248-2150
The county Department of Public Health will be hosting a free immunization clinic today at Top of the World Elementary School for students needing hepatitis B and MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) booster shots. New state law requires that all seventh-grade students have these shots. The clinic is from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at 21601 Tree Top Lane. Students must bring their immunization records and parents. Information: (949) 498-7184.
April 21, 1996 | Associated Press
Doctors reported just 301 cases of measles in the United States in 1995, the lowest number since the government began keeping count in 1912. The number of cases plummeted from 963 in 1994, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The CDC attributed the sharp decline to more school-age children getting a second dose of vaccine. Between April 1994 and March 1995, 33% to 50% of school-age children received the recommended second dose of measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, the CDC said.
November 27, 1996
Free immunizations for children 12 months to 18 years old will be offered Dec. 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Fire Station 1. The shots are offered by AM Medical Center, and the Anaheim Fire Department. They will be given for hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, H. influenza Type B, polio, measles, mumps and rubella, according to the recommended immunization schedule. Tetanus booster shots also will be given free of charge to any adult who requests them. The station is at 500 E.
September 8, 1990
A group called Children Now is sponsoring free immunizations as well as entertainment today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Corbin Community Center on 2215 W. McFadden Ave. Calling the event a Kids Care Fair, Children Now is offering immunizations against measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and influenza. It will also offer growth and weight screening, vision testing, blood-pressure checks, dental testing and a family health consultation.
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