Amid vaccination debate, U.S. House leaders support inoculations

February 3, 2015 5:08 PM

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Amid vaccination debate, U.S. House leaders support inoculations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Tuesday all children should be vaccinated, amid a recent measles outbreak that has led to the most cases in two decades in 2014 and infected more than 100 people to date.

President Barack Obama this week urged parents to have their children vaccinated against preventable diseases such as the measles. But Republicans are split on whether parents should have more leeway to decide which shots their children need.

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