Family Physician Describes Dying Patient’s Complications from Measles

The testimony of Catherine Sonquist Forest, MD, MPH was read in this afternoon’s Assembly Health Committee hearing on Senate Bill (SB) 277, a bill to eliminate the state’s personal belief exemption for childhood immunizations. Dr. Forest, a California Academy of Family Physicians’ (CAFP) member, described the case of her four-year-old patient now dying in hospice care from complications of measles acquired at age five months, an age at which the patient was too young to be vaccinated. CAFP leaders strongly advocate for the protections that SB 277 would bring.

Source: Family Physician Describes Dying Patient’s Complications from Measles | California Academy of Family Physicians

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