A local state senator plans to introduce a bill Wednesday that will propose changes to California’s vaccination requirements in the wake of the measles outbreak.
Senators Dr. Richard Pan, a pediatrician by trade, and Ben Allen, the former board president of the Santa Monica- Malibu Unified School District, have yet to discuss the changes outlined in their bill.
The landmark legislation will be introduced at State Capitol in Sacramento at 11 a.m.
Current California law allows parents to skip vaccinating their children under what is called a personal belief exemption. Parents who oppose vaccines must receive information by a health professional, unless their decision is based on religious belief.
More than 13,000 kindergartners are not vaccinated, according to published reports.