Citing parental rights, O.C. Board of Education weighs in against nonexistent vaccine mandates

Andrew Noymer, a UC Irvine [associate] professor of population health and disease prevention, said the Board of Education is stirring the pot with its statement on vaccination mandates for children. He said the board is reinforcing and echoing the beliefs of people who are hesitant to get a vaccine. “What the O.C. Board of Education is doing is making a statement that they won’t allow involuntary vaccination of Orange County children, but nobody’s saying that that’s going to happen,” Noymer said.