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Lawmaker proposes change to state immunization law

(Source: KATV) (Source: KATV)
LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT) -

Children attending school or daycare in Arkansas may soon be required to be immunized.

The proposed law would remove both the religious and philosophical exemptions.

A copy of the proposed bill is attached here:

State Representative Karilyn Brown of Pulaski County told KATV she believes in religious liberty, but that liberty comes with responsibility.

Brown said she grew concerned after the recent mumps outbreak in Northwest Arkansas.

For more information on the law, including reaction to the bill from the state Department of Health, click here.

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