House Committee Breaks With Senate On Immunization Debate

The House Health Care committee has voted not to follow the lead of the Senate and eliminate the philosophical exemption to Vermont’s mandatory childhood immunization law. Instead, the panel has adopted a plan to provide more education to parents about the benefits of immunization.

Immunization Bill Moves Forward

One of the most controversial bills of the 2012 session will soon be on the Senate floor for a vote. The legislation would make it more difficult for parents to have their children exempted from the state’s mandatory immunization law.

Vaccines Stir Strong Opinions At Statehouse

Supporters of a bill that aims to raise childhood vaccine rates are concerned that Vermont’s rate of unvaccinated kids is growing, causing a public health concern. But opponents of the bill say parents, not the state, should decide whether to vaccinate a child.