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USA:Vaccination Exemptions Continue To Rise In California

30 Jan, 2019
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Here in California there’s a big focus on how children are skipping mandatory vaccinations. Dr. Richard Pan, a state senator and pediatrician, says the only way for a child to start school without being vaccinated is with a doctor’s note and those notes are becoming more available.

After a major measles outbreak in Disneyland four years ago, California changed its vaccination law to get rid of the personal belief exemption. Now the only way for a child to start school without being vaccinated is with a doctor’s note. In just three years, the number of medical exemptions has tripled.

 

This entry was posted on Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 at 8:08 pm and is filed under Latest News.

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