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'Unvaccinated booger-eater germs':

• By Katie Dowd

California's director of the Department of Health Care Services has resigned after writing a Facebook post that slammed anti-vaccine advocates.

Jennifer Kent announced Tuesday she was stepping down from her role with the department, a position she has held since 2015.

"One of the hard things about this job is leaving. However, I wanted you to know that I have submitted my resignation, effective the end of this month," she wrote in an email to employees. "Between now and my last day, I will be working to ensure that all of the activities that are currently underway are transitioned to the amazing team that already exists here at DHCS."

Although a reason was not given for her resignation, the San Francisco Chronicle reports it comes on the heels of a Facebook post mocking anti-vaxxers who have been recently protesting in Sacramento.

"The Capitol is filled with a bunch of flat-earthers today," Kent wrote on Facebook. "My poor sweet Bacteria Bear is dripping with unvaccinated booger-eater germs. #believeinscience #vaccinateyourgoddamnkids."