As Start Of School Nears, Parents Are Reminded To Get Kids Vaccinated
Without a valid health exemption, the kids won't be allowed to attend school without being vaccinated.
The Mercury News:
County To Parents: Get Children Vaccinated Before School
San Mateo County Health officials have issued a reminder to parents to make sure that their children’s vaccines are current before the first day of school or child care. California law requires that students receive certain vaccines or they won’t be permitted to attend school or child care, unless they have a valid exemption, said Diana Rohini LaVigne, public information officer for the San Mateo County Health System. (Orr, 8/2)
In other public health news —
Chemical Drifts Sicken Farmworkers
Companies tied to Dole Food Co. and Driscoll’s are under investigation for a chemical incident that sickened farmworkers. (Fiore, 8/2)
San Jose Mercury News:
Teen Wellness Conference To 'Harness Positive Peer Influence'
Under the direction of Bay Area teens, mental health and wellbeing advocates from Palo Alto, Stanford University and elsewhere are working together to plan the first-ever Teen Wellness Conference. The free conference for teens ages 13 to 19 in September is unique in that it is being organized mainly under the direction of teenagers. (Lee, 8/3)