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Bill backed by vaccine critics shelved by House committee

May 7, 2019

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A proposal backed by vaccine critics that would require providers to give patients a list of information about vaccines before administering them was rejected by a House committee.

The bill by Houma Republican Rep. Beryl Amedee would have required health providers to give vaccine patients details about situations where vaccines should not be used, as well as ingredient lists and other information.

The Advocate reports health groups including the Louisiana Hospital Association and the Louisiana State Medical Society opposed the legislation. Opponents say it would require giving confusing information to patients.

Several people speaking for the bill said they did not want to be labeled “anti-vaxxers,” but nonetheless criticized vaccines as potentially dangerous.

The House Health and Welfare Committee voted 9-4 against the bill Tuesday.

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House Bill 207: www.legis.la.gov

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com