Jovanka Beckles CA 15 District Candidate Statement On Vaccines

As a mental health professional for Contra Costa County, I take public health very seriously. And that includes making sure everyone’s kids get the vaccines they need.

Here are the facts about where I stand on vaccines:

In 2015, the California legislature passed SB277, ending personal belief exemptions from vaccination requirements for entry into public schools. I support this law.

Vaccination for children should be mandatory except for those who are immuno-compromised or have other medical conditions.

The epidemiological evidence is clear: vaccination programs have saved millions of people from sickness and death. Community immunity depends on the vast majority of people being vaccinated.

Anyone who refuses a vaccine is increasing the danger for those who cannot be safely vaccinated.

Bottom line: the debate is over. Vaccines are safe, and they work.

To read my plan to bring healthcare—including vaccines—to all Californians, go to

Oakland News Now Recent Posts

Oakland News Online Links From Oakland's Only News Aggregator Blog

Oakland News Now Archives

Oakland News Now - SF Bay Area, East Bay, California, World