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California doctor groups praise Assembly's vote on vaccine measure

California doctor groups praise Assembly's vote on vaccine measure

California physician groups praised the Assembly’s passage of one of the toughest mandatory vaccination laws in the nation, and urged Gov. Jerry Brown to sign it if the bill reaches his desk. “To make a decision not to vaccinate is actually to make a decision to potentially harm the community,” said Dr. Jay W. Lee, president of the California Academy of Family Physicians. “The health of the public is going to be protected by this measure.” Many organized medical groups backed the measure. It would require more children who enter day care and school to be vaccinated against diseases like measles and whooping cough, and end exemptions for parents who cite...

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