City Visions: Should Parents be Required to Vaccinate their Kids? | KALW

City Visions: Should Parents be Required to Vaccinate their Kids?

Mar 6, 2015

California law currently allows parents to claim a "personal beliefs exemption" from vaccination requirements for school admission. Should this law be changed? Host Joseph Pace talks with State Senator Richard Pan and a panel of public health professionals about proposed legislation that would remove this exemption and require all children (without a medical exemption) to be fully vaccinated before attending school.

Guests:

Dr. Richard Pan, California State Senator and Pediatrician

Dr. Bob Benjamin, Deputy Health Officer for Marin County

Michael De Rosa, Ph.D., Chair of Physician Assistant Dept. at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland and family medicine practitioner in Berkeley

Dr. Jay Gordon, Pediatrician