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February 17, 2015 at 7:11 AM

House committee considers bill to limit vaccine exemptions

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — A House committee held a public hearing on a bill that would remove philosophical opposition as an acceptable reason for parents to not vaccinate their school-age children, drawing at least two dozen opponents to the proposed change. The bill, sponsored by Rep. June Robinson, was heard before the House Health Care &…

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February 6, 2015 at 10:21 AM

Inslee supports bill to limit vaccine exemptions

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee says he supports a bill that would remove philosophical opposition as an acceptable reason for parents to not vaccinate their school-age children. Inslee said Thursday that the bill introduced in the House this week is an important strategy to improve vaccination rates in Washington state. Currently, Washington state allows school…

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February 5, 2015 at 9:00 PM

Vaccines, voter initiatives, energy: what Democrats said Thursday

For your pleasure, a trio of highlights that came out of Thursday’s state House and Senate Democratic media availability: 1. House Majority Leader Pat Sullivan, D-Covington, says he anticipates support for a bill dropped Wednesday that would limit reasons for exempting children from vaccines. “When we look at exemption rates in [school districts] across the state, I think we’re all surprised…

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