California Senate Passes Bill That Eliminates Parents Option to Not Vaccinate

May 14, 2015 8:37 PM

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California Senate Passes Bill That Eliminates Parents Option to Not Vaccinate

The California senate has passed a bill that could help ensure that parents vaccinate their children, months after a measles outbreak in the state linked to low vaccination rates.

The bill, which passed the senate 25 to 10, would prohibit parents from not vaccinating their kids for religious or philosophical beliefs, public radio station KPCC reports. The bill now moves on the state assembly. If it eventually becomes law, California would become the 32nd state to ban such exe...

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