Vaccine Crisis Might Force Federal Government Action – Fatherly

Multiple measles outbreaks in states with lax vaccine laws may prompt the Food and Drug Administration to take federal action, overriding state exemptions to ensure that fewer children are permitted to skip their shots. “Some states are engaging in such wide exemptions that they’re creating the opportunity for outbreaks on a scale that is going to have national implications,” Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the commissioner of the FDA, told CNN. He warned that continued outbreaks and broad state-level exemptions could “force the hand of the federal health agencies.” ADVERTISEMENT Medical groups have been urging states to tighten their exemption laws for years. A small ...

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