SB 277 Petition
On June 30, 2015, California signed into effect SB 277 – a stringent mandate regarding vaccinations for children enrolled in day care facilities, public or private education, and after school programs. As a response to the passing of this mandate, another chiropractor in Murrieta, Doctor Donohoe and his wife Veronica, are asking for signatures for a petition that would restore the right for parents to ask for exemptions from the vaccines.
What does this petition ask for?
We’re not against vaccinations entirely. In fact, some can be very important! What we are against, however, is the removal of the right for a parent to choose what they feel is best for their children. In supporting this petition, we’re simply stating that parents should have their freedom to make decisions about their children’s health.
At this point, any PBE, or personal belief exemption, form filed for the 2015-2016 school year is still valid. Since SB 277 is not officially in effect until July 1, 2016, the PBE forms will also be valid for whatever grade span the child is in; for example, a PBE filed during ninth grade will hold through the end of high school.
After July of next year, any exemptions to SB 277 will have to come through a doctor’s note. Medical reasons for not complying with the mandate include a history of seizures, proof of an allergy to the contents of the vaccine, autoimmune disorders, or a prior vaccine reaction. In other words, it will be very difficult to be exempted from these vaccines!
Once again, we’re not against vaccinations. The concern with SB 277 is that it requires children to have a total of sixty nine shots from birth to age eighteen. This is compared to twenty four shots required in 1983.
In signing this petition, we’re simply asking for parents to be given a choice for the raising of their children, not to completely abandon vaccines, but to be able to make an informed decision and not be forced into something without question.
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