District News & Press Releases

August 20, 2019

Sacramento, CA— Dr. Richard Pan, a pediatrician and the State Senator that authored SB 277 in 2015 and SB 276 currently to ensure more children are vaccinated from preventable diseases, made the following statement flowing the announcement that U.S. won’t be vaccinating migrant families in holding centers ahead of this year’s flu season:

July 25, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Dr. Richard Pan, a pediatrician and state senator from the Sacramento region and the Sacramento Meals Collaborative will host a final pop-up event at the Arcade Library on Friday, July 26 at 10 a.m.  The Sacramento Meals Collaborative is a large coalition of groups and elected officials that includes No Kid Hungry California, the United Way, the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District, local school districts and Sacramento Public libraries. 

Senate Bill 276 will strengthen oversight of the medial exemption process, which some doctors in the state are abusing by selling medical exemptions to parents

June 5, 2019

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released their annual immunization assessment today, showing that the percentage of Kindergartners with permanent medical exemptions have risen once again from 0.2 percent prior to the passage of SB 277 in 2015, to 0.9 percent this year.