Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Repeat: How about now for vaccination?

Blog readers may recall that about a year ago there was a major political battle about requiring vaccinations for K-12 in the legislature. Some parents, notably in upscale neighborhoods, read junk science on the internet (so it must be true!) and were refusing to vaccinate their kids, causing outbreaks in schools. But a bill finally passed requiring vaccination. At the time we urged that UCLA, particularly with its medical complex, adopt a vaccination requirement for students and employees pronto. It turned out that UC has a requirement that won't come into effect until 2017.*

Now Inside Higher Ed is reporting a spread of mumps at some universities.** So we ask again, why we at UCLA are waiting until next year? If UC insists on dawdling, there is no reason why a local campus can't take action.

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