Bad news for anti-vaxxers in California

Jerry BrownCalifornia Governor Jerry Brown has signed a mandatory vaccination bill into law. The bill bans religious or personal belief exemptions for public school kids. It was introduced after an outbreak of measles at Disneyland in December which infected more than a hundred people.

The law requires nearly all children in public schools to be vaccinated against diseases including measles and whooping cough, with exemptions only for kids with serious health issues.

However, calling it a mandatory vaccination law is a bit of a misnomer, as parents are free to leave their children unvaccinated — they just won’t be allowed to attend school until they’re vaccinated.