Poll: Should Parents Need Doctor’s Note to Opt Out of School Shots?

Assembly Passes Dr. Pan Bill to Provide Parents Immunization Information

Under state law, incoming kindergartners and seventh-graders have to be vaccinated for certain childhood diseases—unless they opt out with a personal belief exemption. But under Assembly Bill 2109, pending in the state Senate after being OK’d by the Assembly, parents who oppose shots for their kids would have to see a doctor first, and get a signed form saying they were briefed on the risks. Anti-vaccination forces call this a step toward “forced” vaccinations. Where do you stand?