CRS Report of the Week: ‘The Measles: Background and Federal Role in Vaccine Policy’

February 27, 2015 12:04 PM

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With measles cases popping up around the country, CNN/ORC surveyed Americans on whether vaccinations should be mandatory. Nearly 80 percent said yes, parents should be required to vaccinate their children. And nearly 60 percent said children who are not shouldn’t be allowed to attend public school. Other public polls have shown similar findings.

Whether vaccinating kids should be up to their parents or the government was a hot political topic early this month with probable presidential candidates weighing in. This week’s Loop Congressional Research Service Report pick looks at the federal government’s role in immunization policy.

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