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Effort to overturn law requiring vaccines for kids

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MISSION VALLEY (CBS 8) - The controversial debate over state mandated vaccinations will take center stage in Mission Valley, after a signature drive in North County. Protesters say they want to give lawmakers a shot in the arm. 

Statewide protests have been raging against Senate Bill 277, which mandates that all school-aged children receive vaccinations. There would be no religious or personal reason to opt out, only a medical exemption. 

Tuesday morning, North County opponents will hold a referendum drive to collect 367,000 signatures to try and overturn the controversial bill. Their goal is to put this on the ballot for a statewide vote in November 2016. 

They want to delay the law from going into effect for another year and give the public an opportunity to voice their opinion on the bill. 

The Town Hall meeting is open to the public and will be held at the Autism Fitt Center in Mission Valley Tuesday night. 

Doctors, politicians and critics of the bill will discuss how the legislation will directly impact families. 

"These are my kids and this is taking away my right on how to get medical care for them," one protester said.

"The majority of people want this to happen. They don't want to worry about getting a preventable disease in the school or community," Dr. Richard Pan, Senator District 6 said.

Town Hall Meeting Information:

North County Referendum for SB277
Tuesday August 4 
10am - 12pm 
Center for Advanced Medicine
4403 Manchester Ave. #107
Encinitas, 92024. 
Mission Valley Town Hall 
Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
Meeting: 7:30 p.m. 
Q&A Panel: 8:45 p.m.
Autism Fitt Center
7850 Mission Center Court
San Diego, CA 92108

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