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Ohio House Republicans debate anti-vaccination bill again

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Posted at 10:02 AM, Aug 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-24 14:09:21-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio — House Republicans are resuming debate on a bill that would prohibit public and private employers from requiring vaccinations or punishing workers who don't receive them.

On Tuesday, the Ohio House Health Committee will debate the anti-vaccine bill at 11 a.m. Watch it live here.

The legislation has found support among some who do not want to take a coronavirus vaccine, but it also covers all other vaccines.

The legislation would strengthen notices that schools must provide parents about exemptions they can seek against having their children vaccinated. Backers say vaccinations should be a personal choice.

Opponents include major Ohio business groups and hospitals, state associations of doctors and nurses, and other health care groups.

The GOP-controlled House Health Committee scheduled a new hearing for Tuesday.

Read the full story from the Associated Press here.

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