Wisconsin lawmakers have once again blocked a new meningitis vaccine requirement.
The legislature’s rules committee yesterday voted to suspend the vaccine rules from the state’s Department of Health Services. Many parents were upset at the scope of the new rules, and lawmakers say DHS went too far and acted on its own. The rules would have created a new meningitis vaccine requirement for seventh graders, and changed the rules for the chickenpox in Wisconsin. State Senator Steve Nass says the vote is a victory for parents and for the rule of law.