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California vaccine compliance increased ahead of SB 277 enactment

February 10, 2016

The kindergarten vaccination rate has increased in California, ahead of the July 1, 2016 effective date of Senate Bill 277, which will eliminate all non-medical vaccine exemptions throughout the state, according to recent data published by the State of California.

“With the additional measures required under Assembly Bill 2109 for requesting personal beliefs exemptions during 2014 and 2015, the rate of personal beliefs exemptions decreased,” officials from the Immunization Branch of the California Department of Public Health wrote in the report. “Under Senate Bill 277, chaptered in 2015 and effective in 2016, personal beliefs exemptions will no longer be available for children entering a kindergarten program in California.”

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