Legally Mandated Vaccinations

The recent measles outbreak that started at Disneyland and quickly spread to different parts of the country, with 107 cases in 14 states, has reignited debate over requiring laws that require parents to vaccinate their children. Currently, 48 states allow parents to forego vaccinating their children for religious reasons, while 19 states allow exemptions for personal or philosophical reasons.  Only two states — Mississippi and West Virginia — ban all nonmedical exemptions.  While there is Continue Reading →