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SFDPH Health Alert: Temporary Exemption to Flu Vaccine Thimerosal Law for Young Children

Due to limited vaccine supplies and the danger posed by widespread influenza activity in California, the California Department of Public Health has temporarily suspended a state law that prohibits the use of flu vaccine containing thimerosal on pregnant women and children under the age of 3. The exemption will remain in effect until December 31, 2015.

San Francisco Health Commission Votes to Support SFMS-Endorsed “Screen at 23” Campaign

The San Francisco Medical Society joins a growing list of medical and public health experts in endorsing use of body mass index (BMI) of 23 as a risk factor to consider for diabetes testing among Asian Americans. The San Francisco Health Commission approved the resolution at its October 20, 2015 meeting.

CMA Passes SFMS Resolution Urging U.S. Chamber of Commerce to Cease Tobacco Advocacy Efforts

CMA reinforced its long-established stance against tobacco use, adopting Res. 107-15 authored by the San Francisco Medical Society that strongly objects to pro-tobacco efforts by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in other parts of the world.