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AB2109 Information and Resources

Assembly Bill 2109 (Pan) takes effect in California on January 1, 2016.  This new law requires that parents who elect to sign a personal belief waiver for immunization exemptions must have a conversation with a health care provider previous to signing.  This conversation must include information about the benefits and risks of the immunizations, as well as the health risks of the disease that the child could contract without having the appropriate vaccinations.  School Nurses were written into this law as one of the categories of health care providers who may have this conversation with parents. 

California Department of Public Health Information Release

Shots for School Personal Belief Exemption Information and Resources (AB 2109)

 Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC)

American Academy of Pediatrics

Orange County Health Care Agency Immunization Assistance Program

Immunization Action Coalition Photos

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Vaccine Education Center

Vaccine Information and Testimonials

Virtual Immunization Communication Network

The information below was presented at a conference, The ABC's of AB2109 held at CHOC Children's Hospital on Friday, November 8, 2013.