Topics

Loni Hancock
Vaccine mandate bill revamped to ease home-schooling waiver
Vaccine mandate bill revamped to ease home-schooling waiver

A proposal to require more children to be vaccinated before entering school in California was revamped Tuesday to address concerns that it might bar many young people from a public education. But key members of the Senate Education Committee, which is scheduled to vote on the measure Wednesday, remained noncommittal about it. The legislation, by Democratic Sens. Richard Pan of Sacramento and Ben Allen of Santa Monica, would eliminate parents' ability to exempt their children from state-required immunizations based on a “personal belief.” The only waiver available for students at public and private schools would be for medical reasons. On Tuesday, Pan and Allen released...

Loading