Assembly Member Pan to Appear in Episode of PBS's 'NOVA'

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Dr. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento), author of the law to empower parents with information about the health benefits of immunizations and the risks of opting out, was featured as part of a PBS NOVA documentary that explored why whooping cough, measles and mumps are reemerging in the United States even though they were largely eradicated a generation ago.

In the web video dedicated to Dr. Pan’s efforts in California, he speaks to the devastation that vaccine-preventable diseases can have on families and communities and why accurate information is so important. The video, on the documentary’s companion website, can be viewed here.

AB 2109 requires parents who exempt a child from school vaccinations to have talked with a licensed health care practitioner about the impacts the exemption has on the health of their family and community.