Senate Bill 277 was passed after almost an hour discussions among senators, the bill was passed by 25-10 votes.
The passage of the bill has caused resentment among parents who took to streets and rammed into committee hearings.
The bill was introduced by Democratic Sen. Richard Pan of Sacramento and Ben Allen, of Santa Monica.
If the bill is signed into a law, then California would become one of the other three states that would not allow religious or personal exemptions when it comes to infant immunization.
The other two state being Mississippi and West Virginia.
The bill will ask for every child to be vaccinated for diseases like measles, polio etc before getting into school.
Children who are unvaccinated and don’t have a medical exemption could not get into school and have to study at home or in private home schooling groups.
The authors of the bill are thinking to consider again the Grandfather clause, they want to appease the agitating parents and give little room to their personal beliefs.
This clause is not yet introduced into the bill, if it is introduced then it would require over 13,000 children who didn’t get vaccinated by first grade, would not have to get vaccine until they enter seventh grade.
There are 10,000 seventh grade students who are not fully vaccinated, may be able to avoid future shots because the state does not require then after that grade.
The bill came into effect after the last year’s measles outbreak at Disneyland. It sickened 136 Californians. it showed that how many people are refusing to get vaccinated due to personal reasons and its consequences are also visible.
The bill forces every child to get vaccinated before getting into school.
The future of the bill is now in the hands of the Governor Jerry Brown, who has earlier showed his support.