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De Anza College offers free flu vaccines

Bhuvaneshwari Natarajan, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2019

De Anza Health Services hosted a free flu vaccine clinic for students and faculty, with around 300 students receiving the vaccine. The clinic was organized over a span of four days on Oct. 16 and 17 and Oct. 23 and 24, with an aim of preventing students from getting the virus this flu season. According...

Requiring Vaccinations: Yet another form of discrimination

Dylan Newman, Staff Reporter

May 16, 2019

Requiring vaccinations for admission to De Anza College would discriminate against financially disadvantaged students and those with adverse reactions to vaccines. According to a 2017 U.S. census estimate, 12.3% of American people live in poverty, totaling nearly 40 million individuals. In order to climb the ladder out of poverty, many s...

Immunizations necessary for student safety

Mehek Kapur, Staff Reporter

May 16, 2019

De Anza currently allows U.S. students to enroll without having completed vaccinations. However, with recent outbreaks of measles rapidly spreading across the country, the college should consider revising this policy and require all students to provide up-to-date immunization records. According to the Ce...

Measles outbreak causes outrage

Adam Del Rio, Staff Writer

February 18, 2015

Rumors and horror stories of vaccine side-effects spread faster than the illnesses themselves. The time to drop silly precautions is now, before it’s too late. Parents across the U.S. are blaming the 'anti-vaccination movement' for the avoidable illnesses thousands of people continue to face ev...