AB 2109 would require a parent or guardian seeking a personal belief exemption for their child to obtain a document signed by themselves and a licensed health care practitioner.
This bill preserves a parent’s option to exempt their child from immunizations, but also ensures that such a decision is an informed one and that the parent is aware of the individual and public health risks of not immunizing their child.
I have been keeping an eye on what the opposition has been saying. A twitter user named CaliVaxChoice live-tweeted last week's Health Committee Hearing. Here they are in order, with my comments interspersed.
I imagine the strictness had to do with the conduct of the anti-AB2109 contingent at previous hearings on this bill, not following the instructions, going overtime, and so forth.
Say CaliVaxChoice, herd immunity not just a claim; measles outbreaks not a fiction.
I'm not sure what "claims internet is misguided" is about, unless referring to outright misinformation, distortions, and fear-mongering at sites such as NVIC, VaxChoice etc.
I have to come up with a name for the "It's Always About the Money". The elided claim here is that pediatricians are supporting AB 2109 because they will all make much, much more money if this bill passes.
Well that is an ugly little comment. I need to look up the death rate from pneumococcal disease before the advent of the vaccine.
It's not a "claim" it's a fact that children unvaccinated against pneumococcal disease are X times more likely to catch the disease. Golly, how hard is that to understand?