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California Legislature Passes ‘Mandatory’ Vaccine Bill, Sends It To The Governor
National Public Radio

A bill that would make vaccinations a requirement for nearly every schoolchild passed the California Legislature. The bill, SB 277, is now on its way to Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk. It’s one of the toughest vaccination bills in the country, according to the Los Angeles Times.

“Under the proposal, children enrolling in public or private schools, or day care, would be required to have certain vaccinations, such as those guarding against measles or whooping cough. Parents no longer would be able to cite personal or religious beliefs to decline the immunizations.”

The Times writes that children with specific medical problems, like immune system deficiencies, would be exempt from vaccinations as long as they have confirmation from their doctor. Here’s more:

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