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Advocates, Public Health Experts In Dallas Demanding Tougher Laws Concerning Vaccines

February 21, 2019 - 8:42 am
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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Vaccine advocates and public health experts are meeting in Dallas this morning, demanding tougher laws concerning vaccines. 

With eight confirmed cases of measles in Texas and multiple school closures due to flu, the groups will share strategies to promote vaccines.

One mother says vaccinating children should be mandatory. "If the government if trying to force us to get insurance, why can't they force people to vaccinate their kids" she said.

But another woman says her parents never got her vaccinated. She says she grew up without getting the measles and other diseases.

"My parents didn't vaccinate me because they believed that...they heard some horror-stories about kids getting other repercussions (sic)" she said.   

The groups claim that in Texas, the number of students with non-medical exemptions to school vaccine requirements has skyrocketed from just over 2,000 in 2004 to over 56,000 in 2018.