US–Measles Outbreak-Vaccine Exemptions

Washington lawmakers weigh vaccine bill amid outbreak

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Amid a measles outbreak that has sickened more than 50 people in the Pacific Northwest, Washington lawmakers heard testimony Friday on a bill that would remove parents' ability to claim a personal or philosophical exemption to opt their school-age children out of the combined measles, mumps and rubella vaccine.