According to Reuters, vaccine refusal may become a lot more difficult after the recent measles outbreak that started in Disneyland. Both Democratic and Republican lawmakers in 10 states are advocating for legislation that would make vaccine exemptions much more difficult to obtain, with approaches varying from completely eliminating religious and philosophical exemptions to requiring schools to post immunization rates. Polls show that 80 percent of Americans believe all children should be vaccinated, but their is still some strong opposition. Many “anti-vaxers” believe vaccines can cause autism, while others simply oppose the government intruding on parental decisions. Legislators say the laws they are proposing have been receiving a lot of support and may be voted on in a matter of weeks or months.
Read the article published by Reuters.