Sacramento, CA — A federal judge declined to issue an injunction to stop a new state law that requires all school children to receive vaccinations.
A lawsuit was filed by 17 families and two advocacy groups. The legislation eliminates the personal and religious belief exemption for vaccinations and only allows for medical exemptions signed by physicians. It applies to both public and private schools, as well as daycare facilities. The judge’s ruling on Friday comes as several children are heading back to class for the new school year. The lawsuit argues that the new rules are unconstitutional and that children are guaranteed a right to an education. The lawsuit will still proceed, but the injunction to stop the law in the meantime was denied.