Colorado Dems Wade Into Vaccinations Debate With Bill Aimed At Child Vax Rates
Should Colorado lawmakers change state law in an effort to encourage more people to get their children vaccinated?
The debate starts with the introduction of Senate Bill 20-163. It would require parents who want to opt a child out of vaccines to either get a signature from an immunization provider or watch an online informational video produced by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
The measure doesn’t change which exemptions are allowed. In Colorado, people can opt-out for medical or non-medical reasons, such as a personal or religious belief. Right now parents turn in a form to a child’s school or daycare provider.