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UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019, 10:08 p.m.

Measles vaccine exemption bill heads to Inslee

House gives final passage to an end to the personal exemption for the measles vaccine.

Senate votes to end personal exemption for measles vaccine

An effort to save the personal exemption parents can use to keep their children from receiving the measles vaccine failed Wednesday night.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 8:32 p.m.

Washington House panel starts debate on ending personal exemption for vaccines

Legislators’ choice on exemption for vaccines pits public health against personal choice.

Time to tighten vaccination law

State lawmakers are not justified in allowing the personal exemption, which is one of the reasons the state’s compliance rate is relatively low. Past efforts to tighten the law have …