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Anti-vaccine billboards crop up as WV lawmakers talk loosening requirements


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CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — As a wave of anti-vaccine billboards are cropping up in cities across West Virginia, lawmakers are considering proposing new legislation to weaken vaccine requirements for school children.

A group of lawmakers plans to propose a bill next session which would cut the state approval needed for children to be exempt from vaccines and allow any doctor to grant an exemption.

“I personally believe, if 46 states are allowing the physician and patient to make this decision, with no major outcomes or bad outcomes, we need to go to that as well,” state Sen. Lynn Arvon said. “I strongly believe in a physician-patient relationship. I believe the more government we have involved, the worse it is.”

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