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California Vaccination Bill SB 277 Signed By Governor, Becomes Law

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A California bill that removes all exemptions to vaccine requirements for school entry except those medically indicated has just become law. After the California Assemblypassed SB 277 on Thursday and the state senate passed the same version Monday, Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill into law this morning.

“The science is clear that vaccines dramatically protect children against a number of infectious and dangerous diseases,” Brown wrote in his signing message. “While it’s true that no medical intervention is without risk, the evidence shows that immunization powerfully benefits and protects the community.”

Brown acknowledged the significant and acrimonious opposition – includingcomparisons to Nazi Germany – and controversy that has surrounded the bill since its inception, inspired by the outbreak of measles that began at Disneyland last winter. But he points out that any child with a medical contraindication to receiving a vaccine can still receive an exemption to attend daycare or school.

“While requiring that school children be vaccinated,” he wrote, SB 277 “explicitly provides an exception when a physician believes that circumstances – in the judgment and sound discretion of the physician – so warrant.”

The law applies to students attending any public or private school in the state, so parents who choose not to vaccinate children for non-medical reasons would need to homeschool their children. The only other states with similar immunization policies that do not allow any non-medical exemptions are Mississippi and West Virginia.

“We are thrilled that today, the Governor signed SB277, and committed California to a future that is safer for all our children,” said Leah Russin, a parent and cofounder of Vaccinate California, a sponsor of the bill. “The elimination of the personal belief exemption will raise vaccination rates in our state, and protect our children and communities.”

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Good. It's about time the anti-vax crowd lost their foothold on California.

Though I'll bet that within the year, we see this one go to court and there be long, drawn out lawsuits about 'parental choice.'

Personally, I don't think that it's 'parental choice' to make your child a public health risk. I think that's negligence. Yes, there are children for whom vaccines are contraindicated and those children should absolutely not receive them, but parents who make the 'choice' not to vaccinate are making the choice to play russian roulette with the children who can't be vaccinated. That shouldn't be allowed.


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Actor Jim Carrey slams 'fascist' California governor on mandatory vaccinations...

http://mobile.abs-cbnnews.com/lifestyle/07/01/15/jim-carrey-slams-fascist-vaccine-order/


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Actor Jim Carrey slams 'fascist' California governor on mandatory vaccinations...

http://mobile.abs-cbnnews.com/lifestyle/07/01/15/jim-carrey-slams-fascist-vaccine-order/

It's great cause the thing he's yelling about the most is mercury, which has been removed from all mandatory vaccines.


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Not as bad as Texas for providing America with Dubya Idiot Bush Who left office with the lowest approval rating ever aS recorded by Gallup. EVER. Shameless, shameful Texas for that nincompoop and yet another loser, Rick Perry.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/bushs-final-approval-rating-22-percent/


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