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New house bills in Arizona could change options for parents

Posted at 5:13 PM, Feb 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-19 22:18:12-05

ARIZONA - New house bills might be changing the options for vaccinations in Arizona.

There will be two bills that will be brought before legislature this week.

One bill would require doctors to inform the parents of minor patients about the risks and rewards of each vaccine before giving the vaccination.

The other bill would broaden religious exemptions for vaccinations.

There has been one that hasn't been assigned to a committee and is worrying parents.

Arizona is one of 17 states that allows parents to exempt their children from receiving vaccines, based on personal reasons before a child enters the classroom.

House bill 21-62 would take that right away.

If the bill passes, there would be a medical exemption that a doctor could sign the "opt out option, if they believe the vaccine to be unsafe.

Since, the bill has not been assigned to a committee this late in the season it is unlikley the bill will pass.