Senate bill disallows exemptions, but the debate is far from over

A bill that requires children to be vaccinated against diseases such as measles, mumps and whooping cough passed the California Senate last week despite opposition from parents who believe they have the right to keep their children from receiving the shots.
Senate Bill 277 gained bipartisan support and now goes to the Assembly. It requires students to be vaccinated before entering kindergarten. Medical exemptions would still be allowed, but no personal choice or religious objections.
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