Is It Possible…to Go to School Without Getting Vaccinated?

September 11, 2016

Not if you go to school in California. It’s now the law, kids! No exceptions! Vaccinations (you know those shots you get at the doctor’s office) are no longer a choice, but something that you have to get before you start school. Why did the state of California make this a law? Well, measles, a disease that was officially declared eliminated in the United States in 2000, started coming back in 2014. It’s a highly contagious disease (or a disease that spreads quickly) that causes people to get really sick with high fevers and rashes all over their bodies. As a result, the state of California introduced a bill that would require all families to provide proof that their children have been vaccinated before they enter school. This bill officially became a law earlier this month.