Fraudulent Medical Exemptions Continue To Plague California Schools Even Under Tough New Vaccine Law
At 105 schools in the state, 10 percent or more of kindergartners had a medical exemption in the school year, according to a Los Angeles Times analysis of state data. That was nearly double the number of such schools in the first year the law was in effect.
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Despite Improvements, California's Campaign For Childhood Immunizations Faces Pushback
Approved after a measles outbreak that originated at Disneyland, the law makes California one of only three states that bar parents from citing their personal beliefs to avoid having their children vaccinated. Yet, even with the strict new law, there remain schools and neighborhoods with dangerously low vaccination rates, experts say, largely because a growing number of parents are obtaining doctors’ notes exempting their kids from the required shots. (Karlamangla, 7/13)