A local legislator is pushing a bill to only allow Ohio children to skip vaccinations for medical reasons.
The legislation follows several other bills concerning vaccines and also comes amid a measles outbreak in 28 states. As the proposals are considered by the Ohio General Assembly, here’s five things you need to know.
1. The latest bill is proposed by a Kettering legislator.
The new bill, which would only allow vaccine exemptions for medical reasons, is proposed by Senate Education Committee Chairwoman Peggy Lehner, R-Kettering.
Lehner and state Sen. Sandra Williams, D-Cleveland, this week asked colleagues to join them in sponsoring the bill to remove all non-medical exemptions from vaccine requirements for children attending public schools or child care facilities.