California bill takes aim at toughening medical exemptions for vaccinations

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KABC) -- There is a new push underway to toughen California's immunization law.

A state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would ban anti-vaccine parents from doctor-shopping for medical exemptions.

Under California law, every child in California must receive mandatory vaccinations unless they have a medical exemption.

But Sacramento Sen. Richard Pan, who is a doctor, said the number of unvaccinated children in California is spiking.

He blames crooked doctors.

Senate Bill 276 would prohibit doctors from giving vaccine exemptions .

Instead, parents who want to petition to let their children attend school without vaccines would have to ask the California Department of Public Health.
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