JAMA Study Examines States’ Legislative Action on Immunization Mandate Exemptions
Eighteen states -- including California -- recently have considered immunization mandate exemptions, according to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The researchers found that 36 state bills on immunization exemptions were introduced from 2009 through 2012. Five of the bills -- including three that were approved -- restricted exemptions, while 31 of the bills -- none of which passed -- expanded exemptions.
- "Vaccination Exemptions Still on States' Legislative Agendas" (MacVean, "Science Now," Los Angeles Times, 2/11).