Change in Medical Exemptions From Immunization in California After Elimination of Personal Belief Exemptions

JAMA. 2017 Sep 5;318(9):863-864. doi: 10.1001/jama.2017.9242.


This study evaluates the statewide change in medical exemptions in the first year under California Senate bill 277 and if medical exemptions increased in regions with high personal belief exemption use prior to its enactment.

MeSH terms

  • California
  • Child
  • Health Policy / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Humans
  • Mandatory Programs
  • Schools*
  • Vaccination / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Vaccination / statistics & numerical data*