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How California got more children vaccinated after the Disneyland measles outbreak

April 13, 2017
By Rong-Gong Lin II

In early 2015, vaccinations became a national story in California after an outbreak of measles at Disneyland.

The situation drew attention to the number of parents who receive exemptions from getting their kids vaccinated. And that prompted new state legislation.

Now, there are new numbers suggesting these laws are working.

California Shows The Rest Of The Country How To Boost Kindergarten Vaccination Rates

April 13, 2017

By Peter Aldhous

This chart will bring joy to the hearts of public health officials and infectious disease specialists.

After years in which unfounded fears about vaccines led growing numbers of California parents to decide against immunizing their kids, the state has just recorded two consecutive years in which vaccine refusal has plummeted.

California vaccine rates increase after Legislature toughens rules for children

April 12, 2017

By Taryn Luna

School vaccination rates are the highest in California in more than 15 years after the Legislature toughened requirements.

A new report by the California Department of Public Health found that 95.6 percent of kindergartners in the current school year completed vaccination requirements.

California’s kindergarten vaccination rates hit new high

April 12, 2017
By Tracy Seipel

Vaccinations among California’s kindergartners have soared to their highest rate ever recorded, less than a year after a controversial state law started requiring every child to get their shots to attend school.

The new figures released Wednesday show 95.6 percent of kindergartners have received all their vaccinations — a jump of nearly 3 percentage points from the previous school year before California enacted one of the country’s strictest vaccine laws.

Marin kindergarten vaccination rates hit 17-year high

April 12, 2017

By Adrian Rodriguez

Kindergarten vaccination rates in Marin County rose to their highest level in 17 years, thanks in part to a controversial 2015 state law that made it tougher for parents to opt out of immunizing their kids, health officials said.

California’s Kindergarten Vaccination Rates Hit New High

April 12, 2017

By ECT

SACRAMENTO — The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today posted results for the annual immunization assessment of children attending kindergarten in California in the 2016-17 school year. The report found that vaccination rates among kindergartners are at their highest point since 2001.

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Bill SB 643 Passes California Senate Health Committee By 8-0 Vote

April 11, 2017

By Charles Moore

CureDuchenne has announced its enthusiastic support and sponsorship of California Senate bill SB 643, which adds Duchenne muscular dystrophy to California’s Genetically Handicapped Persons Program (GHPP) list of eligible medical conditions.

First Priority GreenFleet Partners With Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District For The Largest Electric School Bus Deployment In The United States

March 22, 2017

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GOP reveals Obamacare repeal plan, alarming California Democrats

March 6, 2017

By Tony Pugh, Alex Daugherty, Claudia Buck and Sammy Caiola

GOP reveals Obamacare repeal plan, alarming California Democrats

March 6, 2017

By Tony Pugh, Alex Daugherty, Claudia Buck and Sammy Caiola

WASHINGTON - Long-awaited legislation announced Monday night to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act immediately raised cries of dismay among Democratic legislators and consumer health advocates in California. House Republicans in Washington, D.C., called it a necessary fix.

The bill, part of President Donald Trump’s campaign promise to dump Obamacare, sparked fears from some that millions of Americans will lose health coverage.