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Posted inCity, Community

Berkeley council votes to support state vaccination bill

Dozens of people opposing state legislation focused on making it tougher for people to opt out of vaccinations testified Tuesday night before the Berkeley City Council, which ultimately voted 7-1 to support the new bill. Opponents of SB277, a state bill that would require vaccinations for more Californian schoolchildren, told council they should be allowed to make […]

Posted inCity, Community, Schools

If measles breaks out in Berkeley, unvaccinated children may be quarantined for 21 days

If measles breaks out in any Berkeley school, the Berkeley public health department will direct all unvaccinated children in that school to stay at home for 21 days, the department announced on Jan. 29. This applies to both public and private schools. The announcement comes as California is experiencing an unprecedented number of measles cases, […]