CT Ends Religious Exemptions For School Vaccines

The Hartford Courant reports:

Gov. Ned Lamont Wednesday signed legislation that would end Connecticut’s religious exemption for mandatory school vaccinations beginning in the 2022 school year. “When it comes to the safety of our children, we need to take an abundance of caution,” Lamont said, in a written statement.

“This legislation is needed to protect our kids against serious illnesses that have been well-controlled for many decades, such as measles, tuberculosis, and whooping cough, but have reemerged.”

Critics say the bill violates the state’s constitutional guarantee to provide an education and pledged to file a lawsuit to stop it from taking effect. “It’s a First Amendment constitutional right,’’ said Sen. Kevin Kelly of Stratford, the leader of the Republican caucus.

Read the full article. Yesterday the anti-vax nuts rallied.