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California Ends Personal Belief Exemption for Vaccines
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Legislation ending personal belief exemptions for vaccines is now a done deal. Gov. Jerry Brown has signed SB277into law, and California now has one of the strictest mandatory vaccination laws in the nation. It also becomes the third state after Mississippi and West Virginia to disallow exemptions for religious reasons.

“The science is clear that vaccines dramatically protect children against a number of infectious and dangerous diseases,” Brown said in an accompanying signing statement. “While it’s true that no medical intervention is without risk, the evidence shows that immunization powerfully benefits and protects the community.”