Start Kindergarten Right: Immunize!

Today is the first day of school for many new kindergartners throughout California.  Most of them will enter school with fully up-to-date immunizations.  But a growing number of parents throughout the state are opting for the “personal belief” exemption and not immunizing their children.

The California School Immunization Law requires that children be up-to-date on their immunizations to attend school or child care.  California, however, provides an exemption from this requirement if parents file a letter stating that immunizations are contrary to their beliefs.  A parent can take the personal belief position at any time. Continue reading