Editorial Urges Compliance With Pertussis Vaccine Law
A bill (SB 614) before Gov. Jerry Brown (D) would give "parents a bit more breathing room to get their children inoculated against whooping cough," a Stockton Record editorial states. The measure would give schools a 30-day grace period to enforce a state law requiring students entering grades seven through 12 to obtain a booster shot for whooping cough, or pertussis. The editorial states that such an extension, "assuming it is signed by the governor, should not be seen as an excuse to ignore the law." The editorial concludes, "Protection is available. Get the shot."
- "Protect Your Children" (Stockton Record, 7/24).