by California Coalition for Vaccine Choice

SB 792, would eliminate an adult’s right to exempt themselves from one, some, or all vaccines, a risk-laden medical procedure. This bill would make California the first state to require mandated vaccinations for all childcare workers, including all private and public school early childhood education programs (Headstart, Private preK and preschools), family daycares, and daycare centers.  ALL employed adults must be up-to-date on each vaccine listed on CDC’s adult immunization schedule (except HPV) or be denied employment.

SB 792, would eliminate an adult’s right to exempt themselves from one, some, or all vaccines – a risk-laden medical procedure. This bill eliminates medical autonomy, crushes religious freedom, undermines personal freedom, and burdens quality providers with a non-optional series of medical interventions in the form of mandated vaccines that are not even 100% effective.

Bill SB 792 excerpt:

This bill, commencing September 1, 2016, would prohibit a day care center or a family day care home from employing any person who has not been immunized in accordance with the schedule for routine adult immunizations, prescribed by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The bill would specify circumstances under which a person would be exempt from the immunization requirement, based on medical safety and current immunity, as specified. The bill would make conforming changes to provisions that set forth qualifications for day care center teachers and applicants for licensure as a family day care center. Because the bill would extend the application of a crime under the act, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

Read the entire bill here.

This bill restricts the opportunities for quality providers to remain in such a low paying and often unappreciated career. Before I could begin my very first job as a daycare teacher, I had to have 12 units of ECE coursework, CPR and first aid training, fingerprinting, and a TB test. I then earned minimum wage for the first two years of my employment. Adding the burden of undergoing a non-optional series of medical interventions in the form of mandated vaccines is not acceptable nor warranted. – Barbara Matessa

THIS BILL PASSED THE HEALTH COMMITTEE AND THE HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE. It now moves on for a vote in the Appropriations Committee.
The bill will be seen in front of the appropriations committee on the Senate side. There is no open comments available at this hearing but people can still watch. From there it goes to the entire Senate for a vote.

This isn’t law yet. Here are four steps you can take to make a difference:

1. EMAIL and/or FAX each Senator

2. CALL each Senator’s office “I am a daycare owner/childcare worker oppose SB 792” and they will ask for your name and zipcode


4. Most important! Help get the word out! Join us at Oppose SB792 on facebook

Email to each Senator on the Appropriations Committee tell them your opposition to forced vaccines for childcare workers:


CALL Appropriations Committee Senators:
Senator Ricardo Lara (916) 651-4033
Senator Jerry Hill (916) 651-4013
Senator Jim Beall (916) 651-4015
Senator Connie Leyva (916) 651-4020
Senator Tony Mendoza (916) 651-4032
Senator Patricia Bates (916) 651-4036 FAX Appropriations Committee Senators:
Senator Ricardo Lara (323)-277-4528
Senator Jerry Hill (916) 651-4913
Senator Jim Beall (916) 651-4915
Senator Connie Leyva (916) 651-4920
Senator Tony Mendoza (916) 651-4932
Senator Patricia Bates (916) 651-4936

TWITTER addresses for Appropriations Committee Senators:


Appropriations State Senate Standing Committee

Capitol Office
State Capitol, Room 5050
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4033
Fax: 323-277-4528

Senator Jerry Hill
Capitol Office
State Capitol, Room 5035
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4013
Fax: (916) 651-491

Capitol Office
State Capitol, Room 5066
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4015
Fax: (916) 651-4915

Capitol Office
State Capitol, Room 4061,
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4020
Fax: (916) 651-4920 –

Capitol Office
State Capitol, Room 5061
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4032
Fax: (916) 651-4932

State Capitol, Room 2068
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4004
Fax: (916) 651-4904

State Capitol, Room 4048
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4036
Fax: (916) 651-4936

More information:


National Vaccine Information Center

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