Good Science, Bad Science and Actors - California HB 277

On June 30, 2015, California HB 277 was signed into law.  HB 277 is a controversial piece of legislation regarding mandatory vaccinations for children.  You can read it in its entirety here.

I'm not here to tell you what to believe but what I am here to do is remind people that we all need to make educated decisions about your family's health.  People have valid concerns about the risks associated with vaccinations where other people also have valid concerns about the spread of communicable diseases that have been significantly reduced or nearly eradicated by vaccinations.

As this issue revolves around personal choice and children, it has understandably become polarizing.  This issue has been influenced with good science, bad science and the influence of celebrities.  Before you listen to anyone, I would encourage everyone to move beyond simply listening to people - but do some of your own research.  The internet is a wonderful thing, but there is quite a bit of mis-information available at your fingertips.  The internet as a whole is not peer-reviewed but there is verifiable information available.

Just don't believe something because someone has told you.  Ask questions and seek information to make sure that you're making the best decisions possible.