House Panel To Hear Vaccine Debate

A committee of the Vermont House will hold a public hearing this week on a proposal to end the philosophical exemption under which parents have been able to avoid having their children get immunizations normally required to attend school.

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.