Tuesday, February 11, 2014 4:00 pm
(BPT) - You want to pass on family traditions, a grandmother’s quilt, or dad’s love of books – but no one wants to pass on a serious illness. Take charge of your health and help protect those around you by asking about vaccines at your next doctor’s visit.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 4:00 pm
(BPT) - The best approach to health is a proactive one, and that means getting an annual checkup and staying up-to-date on recommended vaccinations. But many adults don’t visit a doctor unless they feel ill, nor do they think about vaccination as part of their routine, preventive health care. This leaves them needlessly vulnerable to illnesses that can cause severe health complications or even death.
Saturday, September 14, 2013 12:00 am
Fewer than 90 percent of Galt’s River Oaks Elementary School 76 students who entered kindergarten last year were up-to-date on their childhood vaccinations, putting them at higher risk of contracting preventable diseases, health professionals claim.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 12:00 am
Attention, sixth-graders: Have you gotten your Tdap booster shot? Parents of current sixth-grade students are urged to get their child's Tdap vaccine before school ends this year, and take a copy of the child's shot record or other documentation to school as soon as possible.
Friday, September 9, 2011 12:00 am
Lodi Unified School District still has a number of students in
seventh through 12th grade who have not shown proof of receiving
the whooping cough booster before starting this school year.
Friday, September 2, 2011 12:00 am
In Lodi, few students were sent home Thursday for not complying
with new immunization requirements set by the state.
Thursday, August 25, 2011 12:00 am
A free Tdap vaccination clinic will be held Tuesday at Tokay and
McNair high schools.
Monday, August 8, 2011 12:00 am
Dear Jennifer: My son starts kindergarten in
Galt later this month and I'm confused about what vaccines he must
have. We didn't keep up to date with his regular immunization
Thursday, July 21, 2011 6:16 am
The number of students in the Galt Joint Union High School
District who have shown proof of receiving the new Tdap booster
shot is significantly higher than officials reported last week.
Monday, July 18, 2011 12:00 am
Jennifer: I read your article about the new
immunization law that went into effect July 1. It requires all
students entering seventh through 12th grade to get a Tdap booster
shot against whooping cough. What about the teachers?
Thursday, July 14, 2011 12:00 am
A law expected to be heard on the State Senate floor today could
extend a whooping cough immunization deadline set by the state last
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 12:00 am
Hundreds of students in seventh through 12th grade could be
prohibited from starting school in August unless they show proof of
receiving Tdap, the booster shot for tetanus, diphtheria and
pertussis, or whooping cough.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 12:00 am
Beginning July 1 and beyond, all students entering the seventh
grade will need proof of a Tdap booster shot before starting
school, under new immunization requirements for students entering
school in the fall.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:00 am
There are new 2011 pertussis (or whooping cough) immunization
requirements for students for the 2011-12 school year only. All
students entering seventh through 12th grades will need proof of a
Tdap booster shot before starting school in the fall.
Monday, August 30, 2010 12:00 am
Dear Jennifer: I just visited the Bay Area
where parents are sending their kids back to school amid real fears
of whooping cough. Is the local county public health office urging
students and school workers get the vaccine since school is back in
Sunday, July 11, 2010 11:05 pm
Whooping cough, also called pertussis, has killed five infants
across California since the beginning of the year. The alarming
rates have caused state health officials to claim the worst
outbreak of the disease in 50 years.
Sunday, April 5, 2009 10:00 pm
1. Lower respiratory infections
Sunday, February 1, 2009 10:00 pm
Jennifer: I heard my daughter has to have a physical examination
to enter first grade. Why is that?
Friday, February 2, 2007 10:00 pm
Wednesday, February 1, 2006 10:00 pm
Lodi parent Thomasina Kulp isn't overly worried about her twin
sons Anthony and Jonathan, 4, succeeding in kindergarten next year.
Getting them there, however, is a different story altogether.
Friday, February 13, 2004 10:00 pm
The challenge of providing health care for those without health
insurance is discouraging. The state government is short of funds;
the federal government is running a huge deficit; San Joaquin
General and Lodi Memorial hospitals' emergency rooms are overrun
and underfunded. And the cost of providing care has exceeded
inflation for decades.
Wednesday, July 17, 2002 10:00 pm
Lodi man dies of gunshot wounds
Thursday, February 1, 2001 10:00 pm
Morning meeting set to discuss electricity