California ‘medical freedom’ group announces plans to file lawsuit challenging vaccine exemption barriers

A California-based nonprofit committed to “protecting medical freedom” is raising money to file a lawsuit challenging barriers to medical vaccine exemptions in the state. The group shared their fundraising goal on social media, where some commenters are voicing support for the lawsuit.

Recommendation: These types of posts promote distrust in public health guidance. When needed, talking points may emphasize that vaccine mandates are intended to protect the health of individuals and those around them by preventing severe illness and death caused by dangerous diseases. High vaccination exemption rates correspond with an increase in outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases.