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Bill limiting vaccine exemptions at moment of truth
San Francisco Chronicle

A bill that would eliminate the option California parents use to skip their child’s school immunizations faces a do-or-die test Wednesday in a state Senate committee that came close to rejecting it last week.

The bill’s authors made two amendments in an effort to win committee support. One allows unvaccinated children to be home-schooled with non-family or non-household members, and the other allows students in recognized independent-study programs to skip required vaccinations.