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Tea Party Trying to Overturn New Vaccination Law

The Nevada County Tea Party is trying to block a new law scheduled to go into effect next year that will make it mandatory for almost all children to be vaccinated before entering the public school system. Senate Bill 277 eliminated the ‘personal belief exemption’ for vaccines, and local Tea Party President Jan Collins says that’s a violation of the Constitution’s first amendment…

Listen to Jan Collins

Tea Party member and former surgeon Dr. Patrick Wagner says a signature drive has been organized to put the issue on the state ballot as a referendum…

Listen to Patrick Wagner

Collins and Wagner, along with former county librarian Maureen Shepard were guests on ‘KNCO Inight: Nevada County Action’ last week. Shepard told host Tom Fitzsimmons that she never vaccinated her now-grown children, and accepted that if there was some sort of an outbreak, her kids would have to be taken out of school…

Listen to Maureen Shepard

S-B 277 was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown on June 30 and will go into effect July 1 of 2016. Nevada County has the highest rate of personal belief exemptions in the state.

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August 31, 2015

Chuck Petch

Listeners: Please do not form your opinions on vaccination on the misinformation in this report. Reliable sources for information on vaccinations are the Nevada County Public Health Department, the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC), and your family doctor.

Here are two helpful short articles on immunizations from the CDC:

What Would Happen If We Stopped Vaccinations?

Why Immunize?

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