Connecticut has seen a 25% jump over the past two years in religious exemptions from vaccinations for Measles, Mumps and Rubella. That’s the startling news from the latest release of vaccination data from the State Department of Public Health.
An advocacy group took to the State Capitol Wednesday, fighting for the religious exemption that allows parents to opt out of vaccinating their children.
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Anti-vaxxers say there is no emergency and there is no epidemic, just a slight uptick in the number of people receiving religious exemptions from the shots.
With the flu season in full force, a final push is being made for the community their vaccinations. Folks can head to the Wethersfield Town Hall Council Chambers on Thursday to get their vaccination.
The uptick in the number of religious exemptions for childhood vaccinations has prompted a plan to take the exemption off the books. But opponents are gearing up for a massive turnout for a public hearing on the proposal Wednesday.