San Rafael, CA – Following a robust public discussion, the Marin County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to send a letter of support to the authors of a California Senate bill that would eliminate all but medical exemptions to vaccination requirements for children. The vote to support Senate Bill 277 came after about 90 minutes of hearing from residents, health experts, the Marin County Public Health Officer and Board members. The Board authorized Board President Katie Rice to send the letter with amendments requesting clarification that homeschoolers are not affected and reflecting the concerns of Board members. Supervisor Steve Kinsey dissented.
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