California lawmakers say vaccination is a social responsibility – LA Times

r medical reasons, of course; left unclear so far is how the state would handle cases in which parents seek not to vaccinate their children for religious reasons. All but two states allow religious exemptions, but the results depend on how narrowly such exemptions are defined, and how well the laws are enforced.  Very few religions—the Amish come to mind—prohibit vaccination among members. California should write any such exemption tightly; the exemptions should be claimable only by bona fide members of established religions with such rules. No loose memberships in some newly formed Church of Vaccination Liberation.Follow the Opinion section on Twitter @latimesopinion and FacebookMORE FROM OPINION:How secular family values stack upThe lesson behind Robin Williams’ will

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