USA: Washington lawmakers pass bill to limit MMR vaccine exemption options

19 Apr, 2019
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OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington lawmakers went into overtime Wednesday night to vote on a bill that would limit the options for parents to exempt their children from the Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccine.

The change would eliminate the philosophical or personal expemption. Religious or medical exemption options would remain in place. 

On the steps of the state capitol, demonstrators protested the change, saying it should be up to parents to decide whether their kids should get vaccinated.

This entry was posted on Friday, April 19th, 2019 at 12:33 pm and is filed under Latest News.

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