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Limit on California vaccine opt-outs clears key committee
San Francisco Chronicle

A bill that would make vaccines mandatory for California schoolchildren passed its toughest committee Wednesday and now heads to a panel dominated by lawmakers who support the proposal.

SB277 stalled only a week ago due to lack of support among lawmakers after hundreds of parents poured into the state Senate Education Committee to object to its passage. Now, however, it’s closer to moving to the full Senate for a vote.

Opponents said they will keep up the fight against the bill to ensure that unvaccinated kids aren’t barred from public and private schools.