Alexei Koseff is reporting for the SFChronicle.com:
Gov. Gavin Newsom threw cold water Saturday on state legislation that would tighten California’s rules on providing medical exemptions for childhood vaccinations.
“I like doctor-patient relationships. Bureaucratic relationships are more challenging for me,” Newsom told reporters at the California Democratic Party convention in San Francisco. “I’m a parent. I don’t want someone that the governor appointed to make a decision for my family.”
“With respect, as a father of four that goes through this on a consistent basis, that’s just something we need to pause and think about,” Newsom said.
“I believe in immunizations. I do not subscribe to their point of view broadly,” he said. “However, I do legitimately have concerns about a bureaucrat making a decision that is very personal.”
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