Oregon, Washington Lawmakers Balk At Tougher Vaccination Mandate

March 12, 2015 3:16 AM

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Oregon and Washington lawmakers flinched within hours of each other Wednesday when it came to toughening mandatory vaccination requirements for schoolchildren.

A nationwide measles outbreak spurred legislative interest this winter in tightening the exemptions families can use to skip immunizations required to attend school. But in the face of stiff opposition, Democratic Oregon Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward shelved her bill to eliminate the religious a...

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