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Sat Sep 11, 2021, 04:41 PM

Texas lawmakers supported a statewide vaccine mandate a decade ago.

This just goes to show that a lot of the opposition to vaccine mandates is really just driven by current partisan divisions and by efforts of Republicans to cause more people to die, since they think that will be politically advantageous to them.

https://www.click2houston.com/news/texas/2021/08/27/texas-lawmakers-supported-a-statewide-vaccine-mandate-a-decade-ago-now-skepticism-abounds-about-the-covid-19-vaccine/

Texas public schools currently require K-12 students to get vaccinated for tetanus, polio, measles, mumps and rubella, hepatitis B, chickenpox, meningitis and hepatitis A. College students are required to receive a meningitis vaccination, too. Health care and veterinary students are required to get additional vaccines for rabies, tetanus-diphtheria and hepatitis B.

But those requirements have become accompanied by various exemptions as state lawmakers have relaxed requirements, which have increasingly allowed parents and students to opt out of vaccinations.

Texas lawmakers loosened exemption restrictions for vaccines in public schools in 2003 as an amendment in a larger bill, expanding acceptable nonmedical exemptions by adding “reasons of conscience.” It also allowed for doctors to also approve a medical exemption if they believe a vaccine would “pose a serious risk,” rather than the previous requirement that it would “be injurious” to a child. Lawmakers approved the amendment with five minutes of discussion.

Since that time, the number of people requesting vaccine exemptions has skyrocketed. The number of kindergartners who have enrolled in Texas public schools with one or more vaccine exemptions increased from 0.3% in the 2005-06 school year to 2.46% in the 2020-21 school year, according to state health department data.

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Sat Sep 11, 2021, 06:41 PM

1. Texas is just another word for Hypocrite

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Sat Sep 11, 2021, 06:44 PM

2. K& big R#5

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