Public hearings on SB 277 were held this week in the Senate Education Committee. Supporters of the bill raised concerns for their children's health in the wake of the recent outbreak of measles in California. They want all children to either be vaccinated or kept out of school during disease outbreaks. Opponents of the bill say it infringes on their personal rights not to vaccinate their children, and that there was no significant public health crisis posed by the few cases of measles which occurred during the most recent outbreak.
Let's hope this bill passes.