New Vaccination Bill Will Strip Parents of Their Philosophical Exemption – Free Thought Project
State senators in Pennsylvania introduced a bill to eliminate the philosophical exemption for vaccines. If passed, only the medical and religious exemptions would remain.
The bill, SB 217, was introduced by Democratic Senator Daylin Leach and was co-sponsored by Leach noted in a January 9 memo that “According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pennsylvania has the second lowest vaccination rate in the nation.” In 2015, 87% of kindergarteners were identified as vaccinated, with the percentage jumping to 96% among seventh-grade students. The vaccination rate sought by most health experts is 95%.
In light of those claims, an October 2016 report revealed that incoming kindergarten students were being vaccinated at a rate close to, or sometimes surpassing, the national average. The report also stated that “an estimated 2.2 percent of kindergarteners were exempt, with the largest percentage of those children claiming a nonmedical exemption. About 45 percent of exempt children had a philosophic reason for not vaccinating, while 39 percent reported a religious reason and only 16 percent reported a medical exemption.”
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