Missouri Lawmaker Wants to Prohibit Schools from Requiring Kids to get Vaccinations not Required by State

A Republican state representative has filed legislation prohibiting schools from requiring students to get vaccinations that aren’t required by the state.

Representative Suzie Pollock says House Bill 35, which was pre-filed in December, would also prohibit an institution from requiring a student who is exempt to get a vaccination, whether it’s a medical or religious exemption.

This includes public daycares, public schools, and public higher education.

Pollock says she filed the legislation because parents said they were being unduly punished because of their choice not to vaccinate their children.

The bill was originally pushed by former Representative and current Christian County Commissioner Lynn Morris.

Pollock took over the legislation when Morris reached his term limit.

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