You are here:  Home  >  Health Care  >  Current Article

[REGIONAL NEWS] California advances bill to review and reject vaccine exemptions

Posted by   /  May 23, 2019  /  No Comments

    Print       Email
California teachers, union members, students and school district administrators rallied at the state capitol May 22, 2019. /Akira Olivia Kumamoto

The bill aims to limit the number of questionable medical exemptions, which have been on the rise in California

By Alexa Lardieri | U.S. News & World Report

THE CALIFORNIA STATESenate advanced a bill that would allow the state’s health department to review and reject medical exemptions granted by doctors for vaccinations.

The controversial Senate Bill 276 passed the Senate Wednesday 24-10 with four abstentions. All Senate Republicans voted No for the bill, and it is now headed to the state Assembly.

Although California has some of the strictest school vaccination rules, children can be exempted from mandatory vaccinations if a doctor says there is a medical reason the child should not receive a shot. However, experts say medical professionals are being too broad in giving medical exemptions, including conditions such as asthma and diabetes.


    Print       Email
  • Published: 1 year ago on May 23, 2019
  • Posted by:
  • Last Modified: May 23, 2019 @ 3:57 pm
  • Filed Under: Health Care

Leave a Reply

You might also like...

Healthcare reform backers file petitions to get on Arizona ballot

Read More →