The third case comes four months into the year. State health officials said it is not linked to the two cases that were reported in January.
Lawmakers call for end to religious exemption on vaccines
Lawmakers who support repeal say parents don’t want to send their children to school with unvaccinated classmates.
CT vaccination issue: Should public health trump religious beliefs?
Advocates call it a reasonable and necessary tightening of a law that is the most important public health achievement of the 20th Century. Opponents call it a bullying tactic and infringement of their Constitutional rights. In any event, by a margin of 86 to 56, the Connecticut House has approved and sent to the state senate a bill that would require parents to attest annually if they are, for religious reasons, declining to vaccinate their children who attend public school. Testimony on HB 6949 at a public hearing earlier this year, both for and against, was spirited and passionate. Here, in excerpt form, are some of the public comments.