Readers React: SB 277: Why the vaccination bill matters

To the editor: If a family wants to live by themselves in a cabin in the woods, they can exercise their “personal beliefs” not to vaccinate their children.

But if they want to send their kids to public schools with other children, they cannot expect to be allowed to let their unprotected children put other kids in danger.

Society has the right to make rules to protect the health of the public. (“Legislators OK strict vaccine requirement,” June 26)

People forget that vaccination against disease is one of the truly great accomplishments of mankind. It’s very depressing to see that there’s still so much ignorance and superstition today.


Mark Leinwand, Agoura Hills