Texas lawmakers spar over ‘anti-vaccine measure’

( CNN) Ponder about a bill before the Texas House about improving care for foster child rapidly broke down into a hot dispute about vaccinations on Wednesday, with one of the state’s most conservative lawmakers adding inoculations weren’t important for public health.

The anti-vaccination patrols eventually won, electing to table doctors from injecting foster children during initial scrutinies. When one Republican tried to get an exemption for the human rights papillomavirus inoculation, irritabilities flared.

The vote signified a major victory for the growing influence of the minuscule but well-funded anti-vaccination crowd in Texas, one political commentator replied.

Busting common superstitions about vaccines

Advertisements