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Assessment of Exemptions from Vaccination in California, 2015-2027

Citation

Delamater, Paul L.; Buttenheim, Alison M.; Klein, Nicola P.; Mohanty, Salini; Salmon, Daniel A.; & Omer, Saad B. (2020). Assessment of Exemptions from Vaccination in California, 2015-2027. Annals of Internal Medicine, 172(5), 362-3. PMCID: PMC7446529

Abstract

In 2015, California passed Senate Bill 277 (SB277), which banned nonmedical exemptions from school-entry vaccine mandates. However, some provisions limit the bill's effectiveness, including grandfathering of pre-SB277 nonmedical exemptions, exemption of homeschooled children and those not in classroom-based environments from vaccination requirements, and relaxation of allowable medical exemption criteria. In the first 3 years after SB277 was passed, rates of medical exemptions and students who were exempt from requirements and not up-to-date on vaccinations increased

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.7326/M19-1933

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Annals of Internal Medicine

Author(s)

Delamater, Paul L.
Buttenheim, Alison M.
Klein, Nicola P.
Mohanty, Salini
Salmon, Daniel A.
Omer, Saad B.

Year Published

2020

Volume Number

172

Issue Number

5

Pages

362-3

PMCID

PMC7446529

Reference ID

12438