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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 10:01 AM

California governor signs bills limiting vaccine exemptions

Source: CNN

Washington (CNN)California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday signed two bills that limit medical exemptions for vaccines of schoolchildren.

Under SB 276, California's Department of Public Health would investigate medical exemptions from doctors who have granted five or more in a year. The bill was first introduced by Democratic state Sen. Richard Pan in February and was approved by the legislature last week. Newsom also signed SB 714, a companion bill, which includes changes proposed by him, such as "allow(ing) a child who has a medical exemption issued before January 1, 2020, to be allowed to continue enrollment until the child enrolls in the next grade span."

Newsom's approval of the stricter regulations comes a week after health officials in New York City said a massive measles outbreak that spread across parts of Brooklyn since October has ended. The crisis reignited a nationwide conversation about vaccinations and the need to implement tighter vaccine laws. California is among a handful of states -- including New York -- that do not offer personal, philosophical or religious exemptions from school vaccination requirements.

California, which previously had notable levels of unvaccinated schoolchildren, has recently seen an overall decrease after the state outlawed non-medical exemptions.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/10/politics/california-vaccine-bill-gavin-newsom/index.html

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 10:10 AM

1. Sorry about that, anti-vaxxers.

Go live out in the desert, where your disease-riddled families can't infect anyone.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 10:45 AM

3. What's interesting about it is they are finally cracking down on quacks that are selling exemptions

Well overdue.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 10:51 AM

4. Thank goodness.

Back when I was seeing pedes patients, I used to try to convince anti-vaxxer parents to get their kids immunized. I finally gave up. Pretty soon, if they asked me for an exemption, I would just walk out of the room without a word and tell the front desk to schedule them with another provider.

They don't deserve even the courtesy of "Yeah, I don't think so..."

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 10:18 AM

2. Excellent news...



Tikki

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 01:28 PM

5. I wish they would do this up here.

Instead we have a lukewarm policy now in BC where you must report to the local school if your child is vaccinated and provide them proof but they don't have to be vaccinated so...

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 02:29 PM

6. GOOD!

As a former CA teacher I say THANK YOU! I was sick 90% of the time I worked since little kids are germ factories. I even got mono as a 42 year old while teaching and got chicken pox before they had a vaccine for it. Teachers get sick from students too!

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