Lawmakers Advance the Bill to Ban Personal Vaccination Exemption in the United Statesdate_range
With the increased cases of measles and flu outbreak in the Clark County and other parts of the United States of America, health department blamed the personal vaccination exemption for the outbreak. Now with the two new cases of Measles reported from Clark County, the State Lawmakers are taking a step further to make Personal Vaccination Bill into the state law. As of now, there is a total of 62 reported cases of the Measles virus in the Washington state. Republican Senator Paul Harris brought the bill to ban the personal vaccination exemption to prevent the outbreak of this disease by compulsory vaccination.
State Health officials are urging people to get MMR vaccine and give it to their kids to prevent the Measles infection. Measles it the highly contagious disease that mostly affects the kids and can be dangerous for their life. Rep. Paul Harris, who represents the state’s 17th district brought the bill on the table, and it’s one step away from being presented in the house for Full Vote, where it will turn in to the actual law. Representative Paul Harris said that he is doing the right thing by bringing the bill to scrape vaccine exemptions and the majority will support his decision.
The first draft of the bill is out of the Health Care and Wellness committee. It has to pass two more steps to go ahead and become the law. Republican representative of 17th District Clark County said that getting an MMR vaccine for yourself or your kids in a no-brainer game. Stripping off the parents with their right to personal exemption will reduce the measles cases in the county and also curb the outbreak. According to the reports from the Health Department, more than 3.8% of the kids in the Washington state have not received vaccination and at the risk of measles infection.