Phoenix, AZ asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Education Law for California

Q: Do I have ANY legal right against the California Administrative Code Title 17, 6020?

My child has a 3.8 GPA and is a model student. I have refused to vaccinate her due to my beliefs against the vaccinations until this year. The district is forcing me to vaccinate my 14yr old and will not allow her to attend school until I show proof that she has recvd. the vaccinations. She is missing pertinent learning time and will inevitably fall behind. Do I have any refuse to this?

CA Administrative Code Title 17, 6020

CA Education Code 46010.5

1 Lawyer Answer
Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
  • Civil Rights Lawyer
  • Jess Ranch, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Unless you can prove, through a medical doctor, that your child has a bona fide medical reason not to be vaccinated, you have no legal right to refuse to have your child inoculated. It is state law because everyone needs to be vaccinated in order to protect every child. There are no other legal reasons to risk your child's health, and potentially every other child's health, by refusing to vaccinate your child. There are sound medical reasons why the California legislature made vaccination of children mandatory. It means every child who goes to school must be vaccinated.

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