- Associated Press - Friday, April 22, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Senate has passed a measure that would require doctors to tell parents about the “benefits and risks” of vaccines before inoculation.

The bill would make health care providers give parents a copy of a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as information on the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.

The Oklahoman (https://bit.ly/1U8Afej) reports the bill’s passage was met with cheers from members of a vaccine choice group who were seated in the gallery Thursday. The measure now heads to Gov. Mary Fallin’s desk.

The bill’s co-author, Republican Sen. Nathan Dahm, says it will offer reassurance to parents.

But GOP Sen. Ervin Yen, who is a cardiac anesthesiologist, says “I will bet a lot of money that will decrease our measles, mumps, rubella vaccinations rate.”

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Information from: The Oklahoman, https://www.newsok.com


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