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Strict Vaccine Requirements Pass California Assembly

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Amid the intense debate about parents’ rights versus public safety, the California State Assembly passed a bill on Thursday requiring that almost all children be vaccinated. The new law would eliminate all non-medical exemptions including those for personal and religious beliefs. Unvaccinated kids would be refused admission to both public and private day cares and schools. The bill now goes back to the State Senate for approval before moving on to the governor’s desk.


April Dembosky, health reporter for KQED

John Myers, senior editor of KQED's Politics and Government Desk


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