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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.
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.
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.
January 2, 1988
Vaccines protect children from illness and death caused by common childhood diseases. The goal, then, should be to increase vaccination rates among children, but instead those rates are decreasing because of the rising cost of vaccines and the cutbacks in federal spending. A new report from the Children's Defense Fund says that, as a result, the number of reported cases of measles, mumps and whooping cough is rising.
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