New Vaccination Law Sent Home Hundreds Of CA Children Today

August 23, 2016
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Parents can no longer use personal or religious beliefs as a reason not to have their kids immunized.

Scores of California students may be sent home on their first day of school because of a new vaccine law that took effect this year.

The new state law took effect July 1.

Now, parents can no longer use personal or religious beliefs as a reason not to have their kids immunized.

This school year, kindergartners and seventh graders must show proof of immunizations.

Monday WAS the first day of school for kids in Oakland. Hundreds of them were expected to be sent home.

“There could be a few hundred kids that are not immunized and so we’ll be encouraging them as quickly as possible to get out there,” said Oakland Unified School District John Sasaki.

“Their parents may try to drop them off and we’ll have to turn them away.”

Young children who got their personal belief exemptions approved before January 2016, will be grandfathered in.

According to the new law, they still must get immunized when they reach seventh grade.


  1. Iddys Marquina

    August 24, 2016 at 12:57 am

  2. Donovan Hixson

    August 24, 2016 at 1:10 am


  3. Lauren Peters

    August 24, 2016 at 1:11 am

    I see nothing wrong with this. Vaccines save lives.

    • Theresa

      August 25, 2016 at 3:12 am

      Do you have proof of this? Doubtful since the rate of most vaccinated diseases were on the decline when vaccines for them became “neccessary.”

  4. AshleyandJordan Engelbrecht

    August 24, 2016 at 1:23 am


  5. Ashley Haskins

    August 24, 2016 at 1:24 am


  6. Jenny Beary

    August 24, 2016 at 1:25 am


  7. Kayla Morris

    August 24, 2016 at 1:29 am

  8. Rim Maria

    August 24, 2016 at 1:41 am

    Fair enough

  9. Monica Burrows

    August 24, 2016 at 1:49 am

    Yes think god

    • Donovan Hixson

      August 24, 2016 at 8:21 am

      It has nothing to do with god. This is as secular as you can get. It’s due to science and the government.

  10. Dominique Merkel

    August 24, 2016 at 1:49 am


  11. Melissa Blasi

    August 24, 2016 at 1:52 am

    Way to go Cali

  12. Heather Bartow

    August 24, 2016 at 2:02 am


  13. Patricia Canning

    August 24, 2016 at 2:05 am


  14. Danielle Stone

    August 24, 2016 at 2:12 am

    So much for land of the free! It is a scary thought that the government can mandate what medical practices we must undergo. Whether you are pro or anti-vaccine, the government taking this particular right away should scare you! This is just the beginning of a very slippery slope.

    • Liz Anievas

      August 24, 2016 at 2:56 am

      People who wish to not vaccinate have other options. They can homeschool or move.

    • Danielle Stone

      August 24, 2016 at 3:16 am

      The fact that you think this is solely about vaccination is scary.

    • Stephen Quinlan

      August 24, 2016 at 3:55 am

      What else is it about then? Government control of people? Nonsense. The government is obligated to protect children going to public schools, i.e., funded by tax dollars. These are the rules they have set. Don’t like the rules, don’t go to public school.

      • Teri

        August 24, 2016 at 6:43 pm

        It is proven that unvaccinated children are more at risk from vaccinated children. Vaccinated children still get the diseases they are vaccinated from AND they are contagious for a period of several days to weeks after vaccination of a live virus. Funny, try researching those people who actually end up getting these supposedly horrible diseases. Most, if not ALL, have been vaccinated against the very disease they get.

      • Kris

        August 25, 2016 at 3:54 am

        It’s more than just public school. It’s private and hone daycare. I do vaccinate my kids and this still concerns me. What next?? Are they going to make it illegal to forget my kids vitamins?? Regulate whether I give natural or mediated cough syrup?? These are my kids, not the government’s. I could understand only public school but this hit private too and I’m not ok with that.

    • Danielle Stone

      August 24, 2016 at 4:03 am

      It is exactly about Government control of people! And they picked the perfect thing to start with! Something that is very controversial and people feel passionate about. God help us now that we have turned down this path. Smh.

      • Ann

        August 25, 2016 at 1:07 am

        Sorry but in this instance you are wrong. If you dont want to vaccinate you still have the option to homeschool. I dont want my vaccinated child around unvaccinated kids. They are not 100%.

        Its selfish and uneducated.

    • Rebecca Keenan

      August 24, 2016 at 4:11 am

      They can’t mandate it. If you want government-provided education, you have to follow their rules. Don’t vaccinate your kids, teach them yourself.

    • Domonique Purnell

      August 24, 2016 at 4:31 am

      Sorry but I agree, my kid gets her vaccines and I don’t think its fair for other peoples children who are unvaccinated to put my kid at risk!!

      • Jodi

        August 24, 2016 at 9:19 pm

        If you child is vaccinated, how does an unvaccinated child put them at risk?

      • Theresa

        August 25, 2016 at 3:15 am

        How are your children at risk if they’re vaccinated. That arguement is by far the most dumb. Taking away a parents right to choose should never be approved by parents.

    • Donovan Hixson

      August 24, 2016 at 8:30 am

      Danielle Stone then please explain to us simpletons how this is more than just vaccinations. (Don’t use the slippery slope argument, it’s a fallacy.)

    • Stephen Quinlan

      August 24, 2016 at 12:30 pm

      Danielle Stone Vaccines are not a true controversial topic as the “controversy” is based on fallacy. This ban is ethically correct.

    • Rebecca Edwards

      August 24, 2016 at 1:32 pm

      This isn’t the government forcing anybody to vaccinate their child, it’s giving them immediate consequences for not doing so. I guess the consequence of being turned away from a public school is a bit less abstract than “a child might die because of this decision.”

    • Tasha

      August 24, 2016 at 9:40 pm

      Right bull shit

    • Ann

      August 25, 2016 at 1:05 am

      By you not choosing to vaccinate puts all kids at risk. It is selfish and uneducated. You keep your child also at a high risk of life threatening illness.

      Nice job parent

    • dekki

      August 26, 2016 at 5:55 am

      SOLUTION: You are free to stay home and home school your kids.

  15. Tara Allen

    August 24, 2016 at 2:15 am

    Good hope Washington follows suit

  16. Karen Rae

    August 24, 2016 at 2:34 am

    I hope Canada follows suit, so sick of stupid people not vaccinating their children. Don’t put other people’s kids at risk because of your beliefs

    • Dave Henderson

      August 24, 2016 at 2:45 am

      if your kids vaccinated how can he catch something from a unvaxed kid lmao!!

      • Tasha

        August 24, 2016 at 9:40 pm

        Point exactly

      • Nahtanha Briones

        August 24, 2016 at 10:53 pm


      • Ann

        August 25, 2016 at 1:08 am

        Dave henderson vaccines are not 100% proof. See uneducated….

    • Deven Rocchi

      August 24, 2016 at 3:17 am

      A vaccinated child can still carry the illness home to younger siblings who are too young or those who have immune disorders and can’t get vaccinated.

      • Joanna McKinley

        August 25, 2016 at 12:24 am

        If it doesn’t matter if they are vaccinated or not and can still hurt other people that are vaccinated then what is the POINT of infringing on our religious beliefs.

    • Misty Brouwer

      August 24, 2016 at 3:24 am

      Deven Rocchi a vaccinated child also sheds those same illness for month after receiving a vaccination. So, if they have young siblings at home be sure you have a game plan in place to keep them separate for a month.

    • NatalieandRolf EichlerPedersen

      August 24, 2016 at 3:28 am

      Dave Henderson, this is not a laughing matter. I am not talking about the child that is immunised, but the child that can’t be, either because they are too young or for medical reasons. Those children to who an infection can be life threatening because the are immunosuppressed, rely for protection on the rest of the community being immunised. As a mother of a cancer child I cannot begin to tell you how ignorant and unfunny your comment is.

      • Tasha

        August 24, 2016 at 9:44 pm

        Did you realize that your child might have cancer due to being injected with all these vacciness that are mixed up in a laboratory think about it if people kids are vaccinated what’s the issue with those who don’t or can’t be its being so contradictive if your kids is up to date the ones who are not shouldn’t be a threat I guess people don’t realize some of these vacciness shed if anything the un vaccinated kids should be worried about the vaccinated kids that’s why you build a healthy immune system with organic diets , fruits vegetables , no fluoride water , cows milk , dairy none of that the body needs its all in how you feed your body and your children these doctors are not God neither is the government to tell you what you should or shouldn’t do to your kids

    • Tiffany Monroe Jones

      August 24, 2016 at 3:53 am

      NatalieandRolf EichlerPedersen as the mother of a heart transplant son – agreed.

    • Domonique Purnell

      August 24, 2016 at 4:31 am

      I agree!!

  17. Beth Luckett

    August 24, 2016 at 3:05 am

    I’m so glad that this is happening. More states should follow this. If you don’t want them to have these shots, home school them, and don’t put other people’s children at risk.

    • Tasha

      August 24, 2016 at 9:46 pm

      How is anyone putting other kids at risk you sound stupid if your kid is shot up with their toxins what do you have to worry about with the ones who don’t if your toxin Cotaiks aka vacciness work double standards

      • Lisa

        August 28, 2016 at 3:20 am

        Do you also think punctuation is stupid? I urge you to do more research using reliable resources.

  18. Glenda Duenas

    August 24, 2016 at 3:16 am

    Right now its this whats next? No government should tell a parent what to do with their kids. This is just the beginning.

    • Shanna Kramer

      August 24, 2016 at 3:54 am

      They have the right if that child is at a government funded school. You always have the option to home school or private school

      • AKC

        August 24, 2016 at 6:40 pm

        I prefer home school or private but I should have my tax dollars go to what I decide to do for my children. Not to fund other children’s school. If they are going to force this then those who prefer to home school shoud remove your tax dollars!

    • Rebecca Keenan

      August 24, 2016 at 4:14 am

      It’s the government educating your children. If you don’t trust them about vaccines I wouldn’t trust them to provide 90% of my child’s education…

    • Teddi-Lee Cathcart

      August 24, 2016 at 12:47 pm

      The government often tells us what to do or not do, with our children. It’s against the law to beat our children, it’s against the law to starve our children, I could go on and on, but I think you get my point, Glenda. The government can tell you not to do these things and that’s acceptable, but they shouldn’t tell you to vaccinate?

      • Jessie

        August 24, 2016 at 9:26 pm

        NO ONE should be forced to inject dubious substances into their bodies without informed consent!

  19. Amanda Porter Borrego

    August 24, 2016 at 3:58 am


  20. Angelique Zinn

    August 24, 2016 at 4:14 am

  21. Adriana Oli

    August 24, 2016 at 4:44 am

    Paul Carr

  22. Nahid Maiwand Chalk

    August 24, 2016 at 5:36 am

    Good! Get vaccinated! Not only is your child at risk, you’re putting the other kids at risk too!

    • Joanna McKinley

      August 25, 2016 at 12:21 am

      No they are not putting other children at risk. If other children have their vaccinations then the children who do not are not putting anyone at risk who has HAD their vaccinations. It is our RIGHT not to put poison into our children’s bodies!

  23. Jaimilee M. Kalich

    August 24, 2016 at 6:38 am

    That’s crap.

  24. Nina Merin II

    August 24, 2016 at 9:20 am

    Celeste Lee Brame

  25. Kylie French

    August 24, 2016 at 10:08 am

    Hopefully Australia follows

  26. Carl Solis

    August 24, 2016 at 11:58 am

    Good and about time. This will save lives.

    • Joanna McKinley

      August 25, 2016 at 12:19 am

      No it won’t, it impedes on parental rights and religious freedoms. This is a personal belief, if YOU want to pump poison into your child’s body that is up to you but it shouldn’t be pushed on people who don’t believe in it. Especially when its a religious belief and it infringes on peoples religious rights.

  27. Sabrina

    August 24, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    I’m a mother who has my children vaccinated, albeit one of them being on delayed schedule, but the argument to homeschool your children if you don’t want to vaccinate is asinine. Do you really and truly believe that your kids won’t get sick if they are not attending a school with unvaccinated children? The risk is there no matter what. Unless you also expect for the unvaccinated children to be quarantined to their homes and never let out of the house, there are plenty of other ways other people can still get sick. The parks, shopping stores, anywhere! Not just school! Obviously, the best defense is having all children vaccinated, if possible, but it’s still largely concerning that no one has mentioned the idea of illnesses presenting themselves outside of the school environment. False sense of security definitely springs to mind here.

  28. AKC

    August 24, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    That’s why they have home school to stop the government from poisoning children. If you really take a look at and investigate the new vaccine schedule you will notice that most of these vaccines are new and have never been tested. So let’s just test it out on your kids. But not mine. My granddaughter got the Prevnar Vaccine and suffered with Pneumonia for 2 years until I started her on a herbal regiment. A vaccine that give infants 13 differents strains of a virus they don’t have!! NO LOGIC HERE RIGHT!

  29. Terri DiMaulo

    August 24, 2016 at 8:02 pm

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  30. Shelly

    August 24, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    Actually, an unvaxed child at a theme park got a bunch of vaxed people sick just last year. It doesn’t matter if it’s just for school, because as long as there’s unvaxed people in the public period, everyone is still at risk, vaxed or not.

    • Joanna McKinley

      August 25, 2016 at 12:10 am

      Then what is the use of getting vaccinations if they don’t work? If we pump poison into our child’s bodies they can still get the disease, what is the point? That makes no sense.

  31. Lauren Rosenkranz

    August 24, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    Lorraine Trumph

  32. Joanna McKinley

    August 25, 2016 at 12:09 am

    This is completely unfair to people that don’t believe in shots! The parents that Do believe in shots shouldn’t be worried because their kids wont be affected by any diseases that arise but parents that have religious or personal beliefs should NOT be MADE to pump poison into their children’s bodies because other parents that do say so… this is so wrong. So when my babies are in 7th grade I have to pump poison into their bodies… not ok. I will be joining any parenting group that is trying to get this turned around IMMEDIATELY this is not ok.

  33. Annie

    August 25, 2016 at 12:20 am

    How can an invaded child get a Vaxed child sick? I thought the vaccination made them immune?? Your logic stinks!! The shot is to keep you from getting sick. If you are Vaxed, YOU carry the germ!! You are more of a threat to an unvaxed person. An unvaxed person should not be able to get a Vaxed person sick.
    And personally, I think if more people were homeschooled by conscientious people, the public’s IQ would rise. And yes, I am the parent of a three time cancer survivor…AND I homeschooled five children!!!

    • Annie

      August 25, 2016 at 12:21 am

      Not *invaded* …unvaxed

  34. Amy Michelle Wilcox

    August 25, 2016 at 2:14 am

    I’m thankful that I still have a choice of what I give my own child.

  35. Beth George

    August 25, 2016 at 2:22 am

    Shauna really?

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