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Bill signed to rescind vaccine exception


Friday Governor Jay Inslee signed EHB 1638, updating Washington State’s school and child care immunization requirements to remove the personal/philosophical exemption for the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine.

“Measles outbreaks across the U.S. demonstrate why this bill is so vitally important. As a nation, we must step up our leadership to educate the public about the critical role vaccines have in keeping us healthy and safe, and continue working with communities to improve vaccination rates,” said Washington State Secretary of Health John Wiesman. “We’re grateful for the Legislature and Governor Inslee’s dedication to protecting public health and for the leadership o...

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