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West Virginia legislative committee to draft a bill to make vaccine exemptions more accessible

By REBECCA CARBALLO

Charleston Gazette-Mail

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Legislators decided Tuesday to draft a bill to make it easier for families to get medical exemptions from vaccines for their children.

As of now, parents who do not want their children to be vaccinated must fill out a form to request a medical exemption. A state immunization officer will make the determination if the exemption is granted.

In 2015, a bill passed that required exemptions to be passed by a state immunization officer. Before that, it was done at the county level.

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