District News & Press Releases

November 3, 2021

SACRAMENTO, CA –Dr. Richard Pan, pediatrician, state senator and author of California’s vaccine laws, made the following statement today as the Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine is approved for young children and becomes available at doctor’s offices, pharmacies, school vaccine clinics and other sites:

November 2, 2021

SACRAMENTO – As anti-vaccine extremists are escalating their tactics to disrupt and stop vaccine efforts, a federal court says that preventing contagious diseases through vaccination is in the public interest and rules against anti-vaccine extremists who attempt to obstruct and interfere with vaccine delivery.   

 

While federal, state and local governments are doing better each day distributing COVID-19 vaccines and educating the public, anti-vaccine extremists are escalating their tactics to disrupt and stop these efforts

October 9, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 742 on Friday, a bill authored by Dr. Richard Pan to give local officials the tools they need to keep extremists from harassing and intimidating patients and front-line workers when getting the vaccine.