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California Vaccine Bill Fast-Tracked, Could Go Before Full Senate This Week

Democratic 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 Committee

The 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.


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California Bill That Would Remove Childhood Vaccine Exemptions Advances

Senate 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.



Committee Approves Mandatory Vaccine Bill 7-2

A California Senate committee has approved a bill that would require California schoolchildren to be vaccinated.


Opponents of SB277 lining up outside the hearing room at the Capitol. (Credit: CBS13)

After Delay, Senate Committee Passes Mandatory Vaccine Bill

A contentious bill that would require California schoolchildren to be vaccinated faces a critical vote Wednesday after lawmakers’ concerns prompted a one-week delay.


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Death Threats Prompt Increased Security For California Vaccination Bill Author

State Sen. Richard Pan told CBS13 he didn’t ask for extra security, but Capitol Police believe it was the best way to react to the situation.


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Parents Threaten To Pull Kids Out Of School If California Vaccine Bill Passes

As some parent groups push back against Senate Bill 277, the bill that would do away with personal belief exemptions to avoid vaccines in schools, anti-vaccine parents now insist they will instead homeschool their children if the bill becomes law, possibly affecting school funding.



Robert Kennedy Jr. Apologizes For Comparing Child Vaccinations To Holocaust

The nephew of President John F. Kennedy and son of former U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy used the term last week at a screening in Sacramento of the film “Trace Amounts.” The movie links autism to a vaccine preservative, even though the medical community says such claims have been scientifically disproved.


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Day Cares In California Can’t Legally Turn Away Child If They Aren’t Vaccinated

Day cares in the area say they can’t legally turn a child away if they aren’t vaccinated, but the state has made it a requirement that parents receive counseling from a health care professional if they choose to opt out.



Proposed California Law Would Make It Nearly Impossible For Children Not To Be Vaccinated

Currently, parents who say they have personal beliefs against getting their children vaccinated can have a doctor sign off and the kid can go to school unvaccinated. This law would stop that practice.



Study: High Concentration Of Unvaccinated Children In Sacramento Area

Three of the Top 5 clusters of unvaccinated children are in the Sacramento area, including one in northeastern Sacramento County, a small spot just south of Sacramento and one in Roseville.


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Uncommon Diseases Making Comeback As Parents Don’t Vaccinate Children

On Wednesday, at least nine measles cases were tied to Disneyland visits. Health officials say in that outbreak, one person came to the park and infected others. But doctors say in many cases, the spread could have been prevented.