Child advocacy group wants immunization laws

A pair of child advocacy groups are pushing the Texas Legislature for tougher laws that would require vaccines for preventable diseases like measles.

Officials with Children at Risk and The Immunization Partnership are making the call for these laws a day after La Porte Elementary School sent a letter to parents about a student that might have a disease. Robert Sanborn with Children at Risk tells KTRH it’s simply time we all step up.

“We need state laws that address the idea that children need to be safe,” Sanborn said. “We are asking the state legislature to start paying attention to science and to start paying attention to facts. These are completely safe.”

Officials in Harris, Galveston, and Montgomery Counties also reported cases of measles earlier this month.

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