vaccine waivers: Tougher in Michigan under new rules


Vaccination waivers will be tougher to obtain in Michigan under new rules

LANSING, MI — The Michigan Department of Community Health is working to force parents to think twice before opting out of getting their children vaccinated.

Under new rules that will take effect Jan. 1, Michigan parents will still have the right to refuse the required shots for their children. But they will have to:

• Be educated by a local health worker about vaccines and the diseases they are intended to prevent.

• Sign the universal state form that includes a statement of acknowledgement that parents understand they may be putting their own children and others at risk by refusing the shots.

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