Dr. Richard Pan Makes Statement on Legislation to Boost Vaccination and Restore Community Immunity

September 6, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Dr. Richard Pan, State Senator representing the Sacramento region issued the following statement in regards to Senate Bill 276 and Senate Bill 714:


“As the latest measles outbreak threatens the country’s elimination status, California acted to keep children safe at school by abolishing non-medical exemptions.  Unfortunately, a few unscrupulous physicians are selling inappropriate medical exemptions, and we need SB276 stop the corruption of medical exemptions that endanger children.  I appreciate the Governor’s commitment to sign SB 276 with amendments contained in SB 714 that we both agree upon to ensure we maintain the community immunity needed to protect our kids.”