More Maine parents declining to vaccinate children
Updated 11:24 am, Monday, July 17, 2017
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — New data from the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention show that more children are entering kindergarten without vaccinations for diseases like measles, chicken pox and whooping cough.
Maine allows parents to decline vaccines by objecting on philosophical or religious grounds.
Democratic state Rep. Ralph Tucker sponsored a 2015 bill that would have eliminated philosophical objections, which was vetoed by Republican Gov. Paul LePage. Tucker says it's unclear whether he could garner enough support next session to override a veto.