The Arizona House Health and Human Services Committee has approved three controversial vaccination bills. All three passed along party lines. The bills' sponsor, Republican Rep. Nancy Barto says these are not anti-vaccine bills, but protects parents' rights.
Critics say that if passed, House Bills 2470, 2471, and 2472 would make Arizona more susceptible to an outbreak of measles or other easily preventable illnesses.
The bills expand vaccination exemptions, give parents information about vaccine ingredients and risks, and require doctors to offer a blood test to determine if a child needs a booster vaccine or is already immune.