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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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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 | 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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
BUSINESS
December 4, 2013 | By Michael Hiltzik
The anti-vaccination movement has long been a public menace. It's responsible for the resurgence of numerous serious diseases that were on the decline, including measles, mumps and whooping cough. Now the movement has been given a big booster shot by Katie Couric, who devoted a large portion of her daily talk show Wednesday to some highly emotional and scientifically dubious claims by critics of Gardasil, a leading vaccine for human papillomavirus, or HPV. The segment focused on a mother convinced that her 20-year-old daughter died after a cycle of Gardasil immunization, and a second family whose 14-year-old daughter fell ill after the shots.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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