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TEXTof Nationwide Model California Vaccine Bill


SB 277 .

Existing law prohibits the governing authority of a school or other institution from unconditionally admitting any person as a pupil of any public or private elementary or secondary school, child care center, day nursery, nursery school, family day care home, or development center, unless prior to his or her admission to that institution he or she has been fully immunized against various diseases, including measles, mumps, and pertussis, subject to any specific age criteria.

Breaking News: American Medical Assoc. (AMA) Announces New Mandatory Vaccine Policy


Newsweek (June 9, 2015)

The American Medical Association (AMA), one of the largest and most influential associations of medical doctors in the country, today endorsed putting an end to religious exemptions to immunization requirements.

“Under new policy, the AMA will seek more stringent state immunization requirements to allow exemptions only for medical reasons,” the organization said in a press release.

The AMA issued recommendations to state health departments and physicians designed to banish non-medical exemptions from the landscape of American medicine.

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VLA CommentUpdate on California bill:  Merck won. SB277: 12 to 6; it passed “Health Committee”. There was mention of an amendment so it should have to go back to the senate floor for a vote, I believe.  However, if that amendment (which I believe was from us) fails to get attached (which seems likely), that apparently is the end of the game. (basecamp)