Governor Jerry Brown signs controversial vaccine bill into law
SACRAMENTO (KUSI) – After passing through the California State Senate and Assembly, governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the controversial school vaccination bill into law.
Under SB 277, nearly all schoolchildren would be required to be vaccinated, with exceptions being given to those children with serious medical issues. Any other child who is unvaccinated would be required to be homeschooled.
The bill also strikes down the state’s personal belief exemption, where parents had the right to refuse vaccinations on the grounds of religious or other personal feelings.
California is now the third state with such strict requirements on school vaccinations, joining Mississippi and West Virginia.