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Religious exemptions for vaccines allowed in bill that passed in West Virginia House

Posted on AllSides February 26th, 2024
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WBOY) — West Virginia children may soon be able to obtain religious exemptions for the vaccines that are currently required to attend school in the state. Under current laws, West Virginia requires families to get their children vaccinated against chickenpox, diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella and hepatitis B in order to attend any school, whether public, private or religious. West Virginia is one of five states that only accept medical exemptions; the others are California, New York, Connecticut and Maine, according to the National...

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