October 20, 2015
On June 30, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 277, sponsored by the California Medical Association, which eliminates the personal belief exemption from school vaccination requirements, barring parents from skipping their children’s school-required immunizations unless they have a medical exemption from a physician.
CMA, along with the American Academy of Pediatrics, California, and the California Academy of Family Physicians, has developed an FAQ that provides information on what physicians need to know about SB 277 and vaccination laws. The FAQ is available free in CMA's online resource library. Click here to download the FAQ.