NYT Editorial: Calif. Lawmakers Must Work To Ensure Virtually All Students Are Vaccinated
"California is in the midst of a dispute" over a "sensible bill [SB 277] pending in the Legislature [that] would ... allow exemptions only for students with medical conditions that would make vaccination unsafe," a New York Times editorial states. It adds that while the opposing sides make their respective cases, the legislators "must keep their eye on the most important goal: ensuring that virtually all students have been vaccinated," adding, "Universal vaccination would reduce the risk of spreading diseases to students who can't be vaccinated because of medical conditions ... or to people in the community who can't be vaccinated or whose vaccinations for various reasons don't protect them from infection."
- "Vaccine Phobia in California" (New York Times, 4/20).