Jul 3 2015

Governor Explains Support for Student Vaccinations

Piedmont students are required to have current immunizations on file with PUSD prior to August 17.

On Tuesday, June 30, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the California legislature Bill 277, mandating vaccinations for all schoolchildren regardless of their parents’ personal or religious beliefs.

In explaining his support, Brown wrote, “After carefully reviewing the materials and arguments that have been presented, I have decided to sign this bill. The science is clear that vaccines dramatically protect children against a number of infectious and dangerous diseases. While it’s true that no medical interventions are without risk, the evidence shows that immunization powerfully benefits and protects the community.”

While the personal and religious beliefs exemption has been eliminated, a physician may exempt a child with a family medical history related to a particular vaccine.

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