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Bill would require Michigan schools to post vaccination waiver rates

Rhoda Baer
Public Domain

A bill has been introduced in the state House that would require schools to post public notices about their students' vaccination rates.

The bill would require schools with vaccination waiver rates over five percent to post signs and post the information online.

Brian Elder (D-Bay City) introduced the bill.

“In the cases of people that have a specific medical reason for needing to know this – such as pregnant women, senior citizens, or anybody that has a compromised immune system – this is information that they would want to know before they walk into a building,” Elder said.

Elder says he was compelled to introduce the bill in part because of the recent measles outbreak in Michigan.

“I think it's an incredibly simple bill that simply does a better job of helping the general public know information that the government already collects,” he said.

Paulette is a digital media reporter and producer for Michigan Radio. She started as a newsroom intern at the station in 2014 and has taken on various roles in that time, including filling in as an on-air host.
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