Vaccine law in California…

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My new medical home is about 15 miles from California and their laws affect my practice.  I am acquainting myself with the new California law regarding requirements of school vaccines.

California Governor Jerry Brown signed off on one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country.  This is in response to a measles outbreak (117! people)  in California.   The new law states starting July 1, 2016, all children enrolled in public OR private schools OR day cares must be vaccinated regardless of parents’ religious or other personal beliefs.

Only children with stipulated medical conditions (like immune deficiencies) are exempt.  If parents insist on not vaccinating their children, their schooling options are to be home-schooled or enroll in an independent study program off school grounds.

Here’s a comic strip about the history of vaccines.  Entertaining and interesting.  Enjoy!

https://thenib.com/vaccines-work-here-are-the-facts-5de3d0f9ffd0

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I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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