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Texas Lawmakers OK Vaccine Restrictions

Posted/updated on: May 21, 2017 at 5:01 am

AUSTIN (AP) – Texas would restrict emergency immunizations given to children removed from troubled homes under legislation that worries doctors and is a victory for vaccination opponents. The bill passed Friday in the Texas House comes as more families statewide are not vaccinating their children. More than 44,000 parents in Texas filed personal-belief exemptions the last school year, a nearly twentyfold jump from 2003.


Texas Lawmakers OK Vaccine Restrictions

Posted/updated on: May 21, 2017 at 5:01 am

AUSTIN (AP) – Texas would restrict emergency immunizations given to children removed from troubled homes under legislation that worries doctors and is a victory for vaccination opponents. The bill passed Friday in the Texas House comes as more families statewide are not vaccinating their children. More than 44,000 parents in Texas filed personal-belief exemptions the last school year, a nearly twentyfold jump from 2003.


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