California school district moves to lift vaccination opt out

Feb 11, 2015 10:34 AM by News Staff

TIBURON, Calif. (AP) - A Marin County school board will let parents know the district is supporting legislation to abolish the personal belief exemption for immunizations.

KNTV reports board members in the Reed Union School District in Tiburon approved a measure Tuesday night to send letters that they are working to abolish the exemption.

School officials say 100 parents in the district have used the exemption to avoid immunizing their children against measles and other infectious diseases.

The move was prompted by the parents of a first grader with leukemia who wants to ban students who haven't been vaccinated for measles.

The news comes in the midst of one of the worst measles outbreaks in years. More than 100 people in California - including five Disneyland workers - and several states and Mexico have been infected. The outbreak was traced to Disneyland.


Information from: KNTV-TV.

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