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New Laws Affecting Immunizations Start In January

New Law (SB 277) Effective in 2016
Governor Brown signed Senate Bill (SB) 277 on June 30, 2015. Starting in 2016, SB 277:
Will no longer permit immunization exemptions based on personal beliefs for children in child care and public and private schools;
Will permit personal belief exemptions filed at a school or child care facility before January 1, 2016 to remain valid until a pupil reaches kindergarten or 7th grade; Continue reading New Laws Affecting Immunizations Start In January

Information on New California Immunization Laws

This is to inform you of the new California immunization laws (SB 277), where changes have been enacted in the California Health and Safety Code, which will become effective in 2016.

The new amendments to the California Health and Safety Code will no longer permit Personal Beliefs Exemptions (PBEs) for children in childcare and public or private schools.  However, California PBEs submitted before January 1, 2016 will remain valid until the student reaches the next immunization checkpoint, either Kindergarten or 7th grade.

If you have a child entering Kindergarten or 7th grade in the fall,  he/she will be subjected to to this new immunization law. PBE’s will no longer be accepted at these grade levels.