Vaccine exemption bill fails in WA State

A Washington State bill that would have removed a parent’s right to not have their child vaccinated for personal reasons died in the state House. The bill would have still allowed parents to opt their children out of vaccinations for religious or medical reasons. 

The bill’s sponsor, State Rep. June Robinson, D-Everett, told The Seattle Times, “There was a very loud outcry, much of which was filled with false information.” 

At least 14 states have introduced similar bills prompted by the measles outbreak at Disneyland. 

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