California Goes From Soft To Hard On Anti-Vaccine Movement?
California, once a champion of the anti-vaccine movement, is passing a law that would make vaccines mandatory for schoolchildren in the state.By Matt Patston | June 26, 2015
The same state that led the charge in the controversial anti-vaccine movement is now passing one of the strictest mandatory vaccine laws in the country.
On Thursday, the California assembly approved SB 277, a bill that would eliminate the state's "personal belief" exemption and require children to be vaccinated before they're enrolled in school. (Video via CBS)
The personal exemption loophole previously allowed parents to skip their child's vaccinations for religious or personal beliefs. For instance, if parents felt vaccines were harmful or unsafe— a theory that gradually gained steam after a now disproven study linked vaccines to autism in 1998.