State senator pushing for tighter vaccination exemption rules

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SPRINGFIELD - An Illinois State Senator is sponsoring a bill that would tighten the rules for parents who wish to exempt their children from vaccination requirements due to medical reasons or religious beliefs.

State Senator John Mulroe says the legislation is being pushed in response to a recent measles outbreak.  Under the measure, parents seeking a medical exemption must file an objection form with the signature of the child's doctor medical provider.

For parents seeking exemption due to religious beliefs, they must submit an objection form with a religious official's notarized "religious exemption statement."  Under the state's current law, parents only need to submit a statement that details their religious objection.

Under the bill, the Illinois State Board of Education would also be required to publish information about exemptions online.
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