26 Jun '15, 3pm

New California bill will make vaccinations mandatory for all school children

If Governor Jerry Brown signs the bill, and it is expected he will, current grade schoolers will not be forced onto a vaccination schedule until they reach the seventh grade. However, all new kindergarteners will be required to have all of the vaccines deemed necessary by the California State Department of Public Health. The law would not allow for any alternative or delayed vaccination schedules, except in the instance where a doctor provides a medical exemption. Exemptions like that would be rare, and would likely only apply to children in temporary situations, like those recovering from cancer treatments or other immune-suppressing conditions that make new vaccinations undesirable. The latest version of the bill includes a measure for doctors to factor in family history when considering a medical exemption, but that addition doesn’t offer much solace to those opposed to...

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