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Engaging Vaccine Hesitant Parents on Values
KQED Radio

The question of declining children’s vaccination rates — and how to improve them — exploded into the public consciousness early this year when a measles outbreak, linked to Disneyland, spread across California and to other states.

Since then, SB 277, a bill to abolish the state’s vaccine “personal belief exemption,” moved through the legislature amid heated and vocal opposition. It was signed by the governor last month. Under the law, all school children must be vaccinated against 10 different diseases. Only those who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons are exempt.