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Continued: Views clash at hearing on Minnesota childhood vaccinations

  • Article by: ASHLEY GRIFFIN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: June 27, 2013 - 9:08 PM

• Require secondary students to have meningococcal vaccination beginning in seventh grade.

The new rules do not change the state’s medical exemption or the option for parents to decline any or all vaccines for conscientious reasons.

Administrative Law Judge Eric Lipman, who could block the new rule or send it back to the Health Department for changes, said he will issue a decision in August. The public will have an additional 20 days to submit comments.

 

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  • Judge Eric Lipman presided over a hearing on a new state rule that would expand vaccinations for Minnesota children.

  • Kristen Ehresmann of the state Health Department testified on a proposed expansion of childhood vaccinations Thursday.

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