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Childhood vaccine exemptions in California would need state OK under new bill
San Francisco Chronicle

As a surging number of California parents forgo required vaccines for their children because of health concerns, the lawmaker behind the state’s mandatory vaccination law wants to remove the power to grant those exemptions from individual doctors.

State Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, announced legislation Tuesday that would require the state Department of Public Health to approve every request for a medical exemption to the children’s immunization schedule.

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