CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1993 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1987 |
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.
August 5, 2011 |
As students return to middle schools and high schools in California this fall, they will need more than fresh notebooks and apples for their teachers. Thanks to a state law that took effect last month, students entering grades 7 through 12 will need proof that they received a vaccine for whooping cough. The law was prompted by last year's outbreak of the highly contagious respiratory infection, which is also known as pertussis. Nearly 9,500 cases were reported in California, the most in 65 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
January 21, 2013 |
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?