Experiences with Medical Exemptions Following the Elimination of Nonmedical Vaccine Exemptions in California

Summary of Research: This article looks at the experiences of immunization staff and health officers in addressing medical exemption requests following passage of California’s 2015 Senate Bill 277, eliminating non medical exemptions to vaccines for school entry. Authors note that California’s experiences following SB277 may inform other states who consider stricter vaccine exemption policies.

Primary Research: Mohanty S, Buttenheim AM, Joyce CM, et al. Experiences With Medical Exemptions After a Change in Vaccine Exemption Policy in California. Pediatrics. 2018;142(5):e20181051

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