Hundreds Sent Home From School As Vaccination Law Goes Into Effect
The new law requires students to be checked for vaccination paperwork in kindergarten and 7th grade. Meanwhile, a judge hearing a case against the new law said he will likely issue his ruling the week of Aug. 22.
Scores Of Students Without Vaccine Proof Sent Home On First Day Of School
Scores of Sacramento area students were sent home from school this week after they showed up for kindergarten and seventh grade without proof of vaccination. In the Folsom Cordova Unified School District, 145 students out of about 3,200 starting kindergarten and seventh grade were sent home Tuesday on the first day of school for lack of immunization records, according to spokesman Daniel Thigpen. A new state law that took effect July 1 eliminated personal- and religious-belief exemptions for families that opted to avoid vaccinations for their children. Under the new law, students entering the two checkpoint years of kindergarten and seventh grade are now required to show proof of vaccination. (Kalb, 8/12)
The San Diego Union-Tribune:
Judge Avoids Immediate Ruling In California School Vaccination Case
A judge declined to immediately decide whether to suspend California’s nationally watched school vaccination law after a hearing Friday in downtown San Diego. The courtroom session took place as the law, one of the toughest of its kind in the United States, is being rolled out for the first time with resumption of K-12 classes from Chula Vista to Los Angeles to San Francisco. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw listened to a request from 17 families — including three in San Diego County — and two foundations seeking a preliminary injunction against Senate Bill 277, which the Legislature passed last year and whose main provision took effect on July 1. (Sisson, 8/12)