Philosophical Exemptions to Immunizations Eliminated
Thanks to everyone’s extraordinary efforts legislation was passed that, if signed by the Governor, will eliminate the philosophical exemption to immunizations for school entry beginning on July 1, 2016.
Governor Shumlin signed the bill May 28th.
The American Academy of Pediatrics, Vermont Academy of Family Physicians and Vermont Medical Society worked seamlessly together on this important initiative along with strong partnership from the University of Vermont Medical Center, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, March of Dimes, and the Vermont-NEA, among many other groups and individuals. A special thanks to Mia Hockett, M.D., her daughter Merin and their strong following of supporters.