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New Jersey Vaccine Exemption Bill Defeated With More on the Way

On Monday, January 13, opponents of mandatory vaccination in New Jersey successfully defeated an attempt to change a policy that allows unvaccinated children to attend public school. The legislative effort was part of a broader movement around the United States that seeks to end vaccine exemptions for religious, medical, and personal reasons. New Jersey vaccine advocates and lawmakers have been working diligently in recent months to pass legislation to eliminate religious exemptions from childhood vaccinations. However, the latest bill failed due to pressure from parents and advocates who fear the potential risks of vaccinations are putting children in harm’s way.  Read more.....

 

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