National Consumers League

NCL statement applauding California for mandate on childhood vaccines

June 24, 2015

Contact: Cindy Hoang, National Consumers League, or (202) 207-2832

Washington, DC—National Consumers League congratulates California on its mandate for childhood vaccines. California sets an example for all other states by creating a common sense solution to address this important public health issue. Vaccines can lower the number of childhood deaths that occur each year from preventable diseases, such as measles and whooping cough. This law is critical for helping children stay healthy and immune from illness. Last year, NCL conducted a survey revealing that American adults' lack sufficient information on the safety of vaccines and the risks of failing to vaccinate for contagious diseases. While many people believe the false claims that vaccines cause autism, California has been able to shed light on the necessity and safety of vaccinations. 


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