Flu Season Is Here, And Experts Are Already ConcernedLast year's seasonal flu vaccine effectiveness was just 42%, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated. Even if vaccinated, people had inadequate protection against the flu.
Placer County Group Calling For Two-Year Delay On School Vaccination RequirementThe state’s vaccine law passed last year, but school district trustees are considering asking the state to consider a delay. Parents are required to get students vaccine ready by July.
Signatures Submitted To Repeal California Vaccine Law; Count Could Take A Week To FinishThe group had until the end of the day to submit the needed 366,000 signatures to county clerks to ask California voters to repeal SB277, which struck the state's personal belief exemption for immunizations, a move that requires nearly all public schoolchildren to be vaccinated.
Health Official: States Should Post Local Vaccination InfoHow many kids are vaccinated at your child's school? Federal health officials think you should be able to easily find out.
Mandatory Vaccine Opponents Plan Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op Boycott Over Senator's InvitationThe new location for Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op hasn’t been built yet, but it’s in the middle of a continuing fight over mandatory childhood vaccines in California.
Parents Threaten To Leave California Over State's Childhood Vaccination LawDespite studies showing vaccines are safe and the debunking of a study linking autism to vaccinations, Brott says many parents like her are planning on taking their kids out of school or even out of state while others work to repeal it.
SB277: Next Stop For California Vaccine Bill Is Full Assembly VoteThere was no shortage of opposition or support for SB277, one of the most controversial bills in recent history. The bill would eliminate the personal belief exemption and require California children to be vaccinated to attend school.
California Assembly Committee Passes Controversial Vaccine Bill Amid Emotional DebateThe Assembly Health Committee voted 12-6 in favor of the bill, which came in response to a measles outbreak at Disneyland in December that infected more than 100 people in the U.S. and Mexico.
Experts: Vaccine Bill Would Increase Immunization RatesImmunologists and researchers say California's proposal to impose one of the strictest vaccination laws in the nation likely would boost immunization rates by changing parents' behavior.
California Vaccine Bill Fast-Tracked, Could Go Before Full Senate This WeekDemocratic Sens. Richard Pan and Ben Allen said Monday that they have amended their bill to remove a requirement for schools to notify parents of immunization rates. Doing so allows SB277 to bypass the Senate Appropriations Committee.
California Vaccine Bill Passes Third Legislative Hurdle, Moves To Appropriations CommitteeThe Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday voted 5-1 for the legislation after more than three hours of testimony. Hundreds of people rallied at the Capitol in opposition.
California Bill That Would Remove Childhood Vaccine Exemptions AdvancesSenate Bill 277 passed on a 7-2 vote in the same committee where it stalled in last week. Amendments were made to solidify the rules apply to children in traditional schools.