Sunday, January 28, 2018

Repeal of California's Belief Exemption To Vaccination Is Upheld

In Middleton v. Pan, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 13254 (CD CA, Jan. 25, 2018), a California federal district court adopted a magistrate's recommendations (2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 216203, Dec. 18, 2017) and dismissed a suit brought by a large number of parents of unvaccinated or partly vaccinated children objecting to California's Senate Bill 277, which repealed the state's personal belief exemption from immunization requirements for children entering public and private schools. (See prior posting.) The magistrate concluded that "Mandatory vaccination laws are within the scope of a state's police power."