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Senate Bills 276 and 714 – Passed and Signed!

Congratulations Senator Richard Pan, MD and all public health advocates who worked to pass this legislation that will protect vulnerable children and adults in our communities.

On Monday, September 9th, Senate Bill 276 and companion Senate Bill 714 authored by Senator Richard Pan, MD and sponsored by Vaccinate California, the American Academy of Pediatrics -CA and the California Medical Association (CMA), was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom.

The California Immunization Coalition is committed to identifying and sharing information to help physicians, parents, school nurses and others know about how the law impacts them and where they can learn more about it.  We encourage you to review the  Questions and Answers page that has been developed by the California Health and Human Services Agency and is on the CDPH Immunization Branch Website. Information on implementation of the new law will be shared here and on our social media sites as it becomes available.

Our thanks and congratulations go out to our public health heroes, Senator Richard Pan, MD , Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez  ,and their dedicated staff, along with the parent advocates of Vaccinate California, and the many professionals at AAP-CA and CMA who worked to ensure the passage of this legislation that will protect vulnerable children from preventable communicable diseases.

Letters of thanks to these partners are appreciated – or send a supportive Tweet or post via social media. Be sure to use hashtags #Ivax2Protect and #VaccinesWork with your postings on this andother immunization related communications.

Thank you all for your advocacy and support for immunizations and public health!