From the VaxRights.com website We are neither Pro nor Con on vaccines. While immunity and protecting the greater public health are critically important, they cannot and need not come at the cost of our personal freedom of choice or the degrading of the medical profession. In fact, we believe strongly that the best protection for public health, including building immunity, is informed consumers making sound choices in the privacy of the doctor-patient relationship.
SB-276 creates unnecessary bureaucracy and mandates that All vaccine exemptions be reviewed by the California Department of Public Health. It addresses ALL vaccines, not just measles, and comes with an estimated $10-30 million dollar, per year, price tag dumped squarely onto the laps of taxpayers. The review process takes 9 months to one year to evaluate and make a determination on the validity of each exemption. How does that help the immediate crisis? It doesn't. So why the rush?
Authored by Senator Richard Pan, who is the recipient of the largest political donations from pharmaceutical companies in the state, SB276 has raised the concerns of many state representatives. Governor Newsom and the California Medical Board have also questioned the bill's assault on the sanctity of the doctor/patient relationship.
VaxRights is calling for a slowdown on SB-276. Legislators and the public in California need to take time to think through the implications. Many questions raised have not been answered. How are we to know this is the best solution without having the opportunity for any public discussion? The California Assembly needs to take the time to get this right.
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