The governor of California signed a first-of-its-kind bill late last week, dramatically limiting – if not completely deleting – exceptions to the state's mandatory child vaccination law.
However, some California residents say the bill is a shocking government agreement that threatens their personal autonomy, calling for the law to be included in the newsletter in November.
NBC News reports that California Governor Gavin Newsham has signed a package of bills aimed at "disbanding doctors who write fraudulent medical exemptions for school-age vaccinations," with the aim of restoring a declining childhood vaccination rate an age in California that has led to a number of outbreaks of preventable disease ̵
"This legislation provides new tools to better protect public health and to do so in a way that parents, doctors, public health officials and school administrators all know the rules of the way forward, "Newsom wrote in a statement accompanying the bill.
California already rejects non-medical vaccination exemptions, but lawmakers say parents who say that they are skeptical about the number and need of childhood vaccinations receive fraudulent medical notes allowing their children to attend school without being fully vaccinated, although they are not actually vaccinated. are fragile of a medical nature.
CNN reports that the vaccination rate in California has declined dramatically over the last decade, especially in predominantly white, upper-middle-class enclaves where the vaccination movement has taken root. The decision to immunize children against specific illnesses to go to school in the state has slowed the trend somewhat, but lawmakers believe doctors who agree with patients who want to avoid vaccination are not actually medically fragile will continue the tides
"Under the new laws," CNN reports, "the state will issue a standardized medical release form for physicians to complete and send to the child's school. The form will outline This will include information on the medical basis for the exemption. "
Physicians who" provide five or more exemptions in one year "may be subject to state investigation as well as school districts where vaccination rates fall below 95% – the lowest percentage required to maintain a herd of immunity and protect fragile medical children who cannot be legally vaccinated.
The bills are likely to come into force on January 1, 2020, but some anti-vaccinations Tyvists say they will push for the measure to be included in the newsletter in November because they believe the punishment of doctors giving false cover to parents against vaccine is a huge government intercept. Opposition to the bill was strong and the parents of the vaccine hosted major protests in the state of California, urging support across the country to help preserve their ability to leave their children unvaccinated.
In one particularly disturbing incident, protesters threw what appeared to be menstrual blood onto lawmakers aimed at voting.
Three protesters, all of whom are considered members of the anti-vaccine movement, have submitted a request for a referendum that will force the state to defend the urn measure, according to the Sacramento bee, which closely monitors controversies over the vaccine bill.
"Documents published by the Attorney General's Office say the petition was filed by Denise Aguilar, Heidi Munoz Gleissner and Tara Thornton. It was sent by a post office near the Capitol," Sac Bee reports. "Aguilar, Munoz Gleisner and Thornton protested against the vaccine bill in August and September. They adjourned the meeting of the Committee on Budgets on 30 August, where they stood in chairs and chanted after MPs advanced on the bill."
The lawmaker who drafted the Bill said he would oppose the referendum measure.