A young boy watches as he is vaccinated. (Photo: JPC-PROD, via Shutterstock)
A contentious, heavily amended attempt to tighten California’s mandatory vaccination law remains stalled in the Legislature with the deadline less than four weeks away. The measure would crack down on doctors who write fake medical exemptions for children.
A hospital patient is monitored during a dialysis session. (Photo: PicsFive, via Shutterstock)
If it becomes law, SB 1156 will harm some of California’s most at-risk residents—low-income, disproportionately minority dialysis and transplant patients who depend on charitable assistance to afford their health care. More than 67,000 Californians depend on dialysis to stay alive, and many face serious financial hardship as a result of their medical condition.