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Vaccine Debate Returns To California Capitol
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One year after a debate over vaccinating public school children reverberated through California Legislature, a new proposal would protect doctors from discipline or liability for issuing students medical exemptions.

California law now requires all public and private school students to be fully immunized – unless they get a doctor’s medical exemption.

Asm. Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) opposed last year’s bill for constitutional reasons. He says given the toxicity of that debate, it’s important to protect physicians from discipline and liability.