Vaccination legislation advances to Governor

Legislation that protects small children from exposure to fatal diseases now advances to the Governor for final approval.

Senate Bill 986 requires all day care workers who care for children under the age of seven to present proof of measles, tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis vaccines or immunity. This legislation is an effort to protect young children from exposure to these potentially fatal diseases and was introduced in response to a recent measles outbreak in Cook County.

Senate Bill 986 passed the Senate 52-2-0 and the House 112-3-1 and has been sent to the Governor to sign.

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