Mandatory Vaccination Law A Valid Measure To Protect Public Health, Court Rules
The legislation being challenged came about following an outbreak of measles in 2014 that was traced to Disneyland.
San Francisco Chronicle:
California’s Mandatory-Vaccination Law Survives Court Test
California did not violate freedom of religion or the right to an education when it required virtually all public and private school students to be vaccinated against contagious illnesses in 2016, a state appeals court says. “Compulsory immunization has long been recognized as the gold standard for preventing the spread of contagious diseases,” the Second District Court of Appeal in Los Angeles said Monday. Citing California rulings as early as 1890 that rejected challenges to mandatory-vaccination laws, the court said the new law was not discriminatory and was a valid measure to protect public health. (Egelko, 7/3)