ILLINOIS SB 1410 (HB 2560) – A bill that requires a doctor’s signature on a certificate of religious exemption that says the doctor provided an education on immunizations. Requires the State Board of Education to publish on its website the exemption-from-immunization data it receives from schools.
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WHAT TO DO
Bill passed the Senate and the House and is now going to the Governor to be signed into law.
Please contact the office of Governor Bruce Rauner in support of this bill and ask him to promptly sign SB 1410 into law.
Strengthening the procedure to obtain a religious exemption protects school children by ensuring that the exemption is not exploited by those who claim it because it is easier than getting vaccinated.
Parents want access to immunization data so they know if the immunization rates leave their children are vulnerable to vaccine preventable disease while at school.