immunizations

WAMC News
6:20 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Health Department Changes Immunization Form Following Complaints

The Vermont Legislature’s Joint Committee on Administrative Rules held a hearing Thursday on new rules that will be implemented regarding immunization opt out rules for parents following new regulations passed by the state.

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North Country News
8:32 am
Mon April 23, 2012

VT Debates Letting Parents Say No to Vaccines

Vermont is embroiled in a debate over ending the philosophical exemption that allows parents to have their kids skip childhood immunizations required for attending school.  WAMC's Tristan O'Neill reports...

The state Senate voted 25-4 recently to end the exemption, while the House has voted 93-36 to preserve it.

Vermont is among the highest states in the number of parents who exempt their children from immunizations. State health officials say Vermont had 102 pertussis cases between January and the first week of April, more than were reported in the state all last year.

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North Country News
9:15 am
Thu April 19, 2012

VT Governor Wants to Keep Vaccination Opt-Out

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin has reversed a position pushed by his administration earlier this year and has come out in favor of continuing to allow parents to opt out of having their kids vaccinated for philosophical reasons.  WAMC’s Tristan O’Neill reports…

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North Country News
8:13 am
Fri April 13, 2012

VT House Debates Childhood Immunization Law

The Vermont House has voted to uphold a philosophical exemption for parents who want to skip the requirement that their children get a series of vaccinations before being allowed to attend school or child care.

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North Country News
8:58 am
Thu April 5, 2012

VT House Panel Nixes Senate Vaccination Change

A Vermont House committee has reversed a Senate action and reinstated the philosophical exemption for parents who don't want to meet requirements that their kids get vaccinations before attending school or child care.  WAMC's Tristan O'Neill reports...

The Senate passed a bill — hotly opposed by some parents — that ended the philosophical exemption that allowed parents to let their children skip some or all immunizations on a state Health Department list of those kids should get before attending school.

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