Vaccine Exemption Bill Dies in Senate
A bill that would allow medical exemptions of vaccinations died in committee.
The bill, which passed the House, would have removed the requirement that the health department approved a doctor’s request for vaccination exemptions. State senators who squashed the bill say while they listened to the concerns of parents, they have a duty to protect public health and school children.
Members of the group Mississippi Parents for Vaccine Rights says they will continue to push and will focus more of their efforts into the Senate next year.