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.