Analysis: Pertussis Prompts Review Of Immunization Exemption Law

02/09/13 9:35AM By Peter Biello
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AP/Toby Talbot
Rep. George Till of Jericho has introduced a bill that would eliminate the philosophical and religious exemptions to the immunization law, but only for pertussis.

Lawmakers are reconsidering the philosophical and religious exemption to the childhood immunization law in the face of a rise in pertussis (whooping cough) cases. They're also set to discuss the contentious end-of-life bill next week. VPR's Bob Kinzel talks with Peter Biello about the week in legislative news.

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