CT State Lawmakers to Vote to End Vaccine Religious Exemptions


CT State Lawmakers to Vote to End Vaccine Religious Exemptions: Required vaccinations would include those for measles, mumps and rubella, as well as diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough. COVID-19 vaccines were not a part of the bill.

After months of contentious debate and marathon protests, a controversial childhood vaccine bill passed through the state House of Representatives early Tuesday morning.

Lawmakers debated the bill for more than 17 hours, starting around 10 a.m. on Monday. They wrapped up around 3 a.m. on Tuesday.

It passed 90 to 53.

The vote is tied to the controversial proposal to eliminate non-medical religious exemptions that allow some Connecticut students to avoid getting vaccinated to stay in school.

Required vaccinations would include those for measles, mumps and rubella, as well as diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough. COVID-19 vaccines were not a part of the bill.
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