“Medical exemptions have more than tripled since the passage of SB 277. Some schools are reporting that more than 20 percent of their students have a medical exemption. It is clear that a small number of physicians are monetizing their exemption-granting authority and profiting from the sale of medical exemptions.” – Pediatrician & State Sen. Dr. Richard Pan.
Action – YES on SB-276. Nudge Newson, make the call to Assembly Member Limón on the Health Committee.
We’re concerned that Governor Newsom has been so busy that he hasn’t had a chance to read SB-276 – Immunization: medical exemptions. (Jessica Biel, who still isn’t a real doctor, hasn’t read the bill carefully either.) Three years ago, CA passed SB 277, a bill which eliminated “personal belief” exemptions, and vaccinations reached the 95% level necessary to provide herd immunity for kids who are immunocompromised or are too young. Now all that is at risk again because of doctors who sell fake medical exemptions to parents. SB 276 is aimed at tracking doctors who create an inordinant amount of exemptions, who may not have even seen the child, or who use reasons for exemptions don’t follow CDC guidelines.
On June 20th, Assembly Member Monique Limón will be part of the Assembly Health Committee which will vote on this action. (Other members listed below) Go ahead and call your representative whether or not they’re on this committee.
Minimal script for your Assembly Member: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Assembly Member [___] to vote “YES” on SB-276. Children should be able to go to school without fear of preventable disease. Continue reading “Fri- 6/14: Et tu, Gavin? Tell the Gov. to read SB-276 – it just stops fake vaccine exemptions. Then ask Assemblymember Limón to vote it through the Health Committee.”