Families Flock To Clinics To Get Kids Vaccinated Before School Starts
A new law mandates that a personal belief exemption from vaccinations is no longer a valid excuse. Schools are not letting students in this year who aren't up-to-date with their vaccinations for anything other than medical reasons.
The Sacramento Bee:
Oak Park Free Clinic Pushes Back-To-School Vaccinations
More than two dozen parents were already lined up at an Oak Park health clinic by 9 a.m. Thursday, holding piles of immunization records with the hope of getting their children vaccinated before school begins next week.Many of them were prompted by the passage of Senate Bill 277, the state law mandating that all public and private school students be up to date on required vaccines against diseases such as meningitis, measles, mumps and rubella. Under the law, effective last month, parents who oppose vaccinations for religious or personal reasons can no longer submit an exemption form signed by a physician. (Caiola, 8/4)
In other health care news from across the state —
The Orange County Register:
Did Costa Mesa Police Have Warrants For Marijuana Dispensary Raid?
A raid by Costa Mesa police at a medical marijuana dispensary that was caught on hidden cameras is being challenged by an attorney who alleges officers exceeded their legal authority during the operation. ...Medical marijuana collectives are prohibited in Costa Mesa and are not permitted by the city to operate. Costa Mesa Police Chief Rob Sharpnack declined to discuss details of the January incident, citing a continuing criminal investigation. (Schwebke, 8/4)