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By Emma Epperly
WNPA Olympia News Bureau 

Personal objection won't exempt children from vaccinations

 


The Washington House of Representatives concurred with Senate amendments last Tuesday that remove the personal exemption to the measles vaccine and send the legislation to Gov. Jay Inslee, who is expected to sign the bill into law.

In the House concurrence floor vote, Rep. Vickie Kraft, R-Vancouver, said “this just essentially forces more vaccinations on students that may not need it.”

Rep. Michelle Caldier, R-Port Orchard, encouraged the House to not concur because she said it “sets a precedence” for the majority and the Senate to remove amendments that had previously been negotiated.

Ultimately, the House concurred with a 56-40 vote.

In a late-night party-line vote, the Washi...



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