Town Square

Post a New Topic

Five things to know now about California's new vaccine law

Original post made on Sep 16, 2019

California has a new vaccination law on the books. It cracks down on inappropriate use of medical exemptions that allow kids to skip some or all vaccines and still enter school.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, September 16, 2019, 1:54 PM

Comments (6)

28 people like this
Posted by parent
a resident of Downtown North
on Sep 16, 2019 at 2:13 pm

This law is common sense. Individual doctors are too easy to bribe or corrupt. Vaccines are a public health issue and vaccine fraud endangers the whole school community.


2 people like this
Posted by Risdent Too
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 17, 2019 at 12:44 am

The law is missing a really important provision that would allow families to enroll their children with a signed affidavit or some other promise with teeth that their child is vaccinated and they will provide the paperwork within a specified period of time.

I know a lot of people were really pushed to sign religious exemptions because it just took too much time to get the paperwork from their doctor (or the doctor was out of town), so their kids wouldn't miss school. It's really distressing for kids to start school behind because of adult paperwork problems (and with medical records, stuff happens)..

Like a lot of laws, lawmakers vote without actual experience with how things actually go wrong for lawabiding citizens...


1 person likes this
Posted by Hulkamania
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Sep 17, 2019 at 9:38 am

Hulkamania is a registered user.

[Post removed.]


1 person likes this
Posted by Psudo Science
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 17, 2019 at 2:10 pm

[Post removed.]


4 people like this
Posted by Judith Wasserman
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Sep 18, 2019 at 11:09 am

Judith Wasserman is a registered user.

[Post removed.]


4 people like this
Posted by Rev. Beecham
a resident of Barron Park
on Sep 18, 2019 at 6:28 pm

[Post removed.]


Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


To post your comment, please login or register at the top of the page. This topic is only for those who have signed up to participate by providing their email address and establishing a screen name.

Stay informed

Get daily headlines sent straight to your inbox.

DoorDash is opening a shared delivery kitchen in Redwood City. What does that say about the future of the restaurant industry?
By Elena Kadvany | 9 comments | 3,158 views

What did you learn last week?
By Sherry Listgarten | 12 comments | 1,821 views

Bond. Bond Touch.
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 862 views

The holiday season
By Cheryl Bac | 2 comments | 773 views

Free speech – Zuckerberg’s version and mine
By Diana Diamond | 3 comments | 372 views