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July 27, 1994 | JEFFREY BEAN
A free immunization clinic for children will be held today at Las Palmas School. The clinic, sponsored by the Orange County Health Care Agency, runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the school, 1101 Calle Puente. Immunization shots for diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis or whooping cough (DTP), polio, Hib meningitis and hepatitis B will be available for children age 2 months, 4 months or 6 months. Immunization for measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) will be available for 1-year-olds.
April 9, 1993 | JON NALICK
The Westminster School District will accept registration for incoming kindergarten students starting April 19. Classes begin Sept. 7 and students must be 5 years old by Dec. 2. District spokeswoman Audrey Brown said that they must also have received appropriate vaccinations, including three for polio, with the third coming after age 2.
August 22, 1997
Los Alamitos Unified School District will host a free immunization clinic for children Sept. 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. at 10293 Bloomfield St. in Los Alamitos. Children do not have to be enrolled in the school district to participate. The Orange County Health Department will offer immunizations for diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, meningitis, measles, mumps, rubella and hepatitis B. Information: (800) 564-8448.
December 13, 1987 | United Press International
Between 1980 and 1985, the nation experienced a significant increase in the number of reported cases of measles, mumps and whooping cough, the Children's Defense Fund said Friday, while the level of immunization of preschool children generally worsened. The fund, in a new 32-page report, blamed the Reagan Administration for a flagging commitment to protecting children's health.
May 7, 1995
The Community Health Foundation of East Los Angeles and the Bell Gardens Medical Center will provide free immunizations Saturday for children in the Southeast area. The immunizations will be given at Bell Gardens Park, 6662 Loveland St., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Shots will be given to prevent diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, Type B influenza and hepatitis B. Information: (213) 628-9230.
April 28, 1994
St. John's Hospital and Health Center in Santa Monica will offer free immunizations next week for youths 18 and younger. The immunizations protect children against polio, tetanus, whooping cough, measles, mumps and diphtheria. Parents are encouraged to bring immunization records. The immunizations will be given at St. Anne's School, 2017 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, from 10 a.m. to noon May 7. Information: (310) 829-8963.
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 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.
February 5, 2010 | By Michael Fumento
The doctor who launched the modern anti-vaccine movement acted "dishonestly and irresponsibly," Britain's General Medical Council has ruled. But fear not. Dr. Andrew Wakefield is still a hero to his many acolytes. And others, with curious credentials, fight on to terrify parents into not getting their children inoculated. In 1998, Wakefield wrote and then vociferously hawked an article in the British medical journal Lancet linking autism to the MMR vaccine (measles, mumps and rubella)
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