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Sonoma County Has Highest Whooping Cough Rate in Statewide Epidemic

July 16, 2014 | 2:06 pm

Sonoma County Has Highest Whooping Cough Rate in Statewide Epidemic

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But a county health official says incidence of disease appears to have peaked after cyclical spike.

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Whooping Cough Reaches ‘Epidemic’ Level in California

June 13, 2014 | 1:13 pm

Whooping Cough Reaches ‘Epidemic’ Level in California

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Public health officials report a surge in the number of those suffering from sometimes-fatal infection.

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Private School Vaccine Opt-Outs Rise

September 10, 2012 | 9:54 am

Private School Vaccine Opt-Outs Rise

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By Hannah Dreier, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Parents who send their children to private schools in California are much more likely to opt out of immunizations than their public school counterparts, an Associated Press analysis has found, and not even the recent re-emergence of whooping cough has halted the downward trajectory of vaccinations among […]

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What are the Whooping Cough Rates and Deadlines for Urban School Districts in California?

September 21, 2011 | 11:04 am

What are the Whooping Cough Rates and Deadlines for Urban School Districts in California?

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On The California Report this morning, Ana Tintocalis reported on the state law that requires California’s Middle and high school students to be vaccinated against pertussis, or whooping cough, in order to attend school. Getting full compliance has been tough going. In San Francisco, for instance, roughly 14% of students are still not vaccinated or […]

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