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State House passes bill to eliminate philosophical or personal objection to vaccines

 

March 13, 2019



In a 57-40 vote last Wednesday, the Washington state House of Representatives passed a bill that would eliminate the philosophical or personal objection used to exempt children from receiving the vaccines required to attend school in Washington.

Representatives Strom Peterson (D-Edmonds) and Lillian Ortiz-Self (D-Mukilteo) voted in favor of the bill.

Engrossed House Bill 1638 adopted six amendments out of 42 requested before final passage. The companion bill, Senate Bill 5841, will be considered next.

The measure was co-sponsored by 15 representatives and introduced by Rep. Paul Harris (...



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