Monday, August 29, 2016

Court Upholds California's Removal of Belief Exemption From Vaccination Requirement

In Whitlow v. State of California, (SD CA, Aug. 26, 2016), a California federal district court refused to grant a preliminary injunction against California's recently enacted SB 277 , a law requiring school students (other than those being home-schooled) to be immunized against ten specific diseases, and removing the state's prior exemption for those whose personal beliefs oppose immunization. The court said:
it is clear that the Constitution does not require the provision of a religious exemption to vaccination requirements, much less a PBE.
San Diego Union Tribune reports on the decision. [Thanks to Scott Mange for the lead.]