Nancy Pelosi, John Boehner Weigh In On Vaccinations
WASHINGTON, Feb 3 (Reuters) – Two leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Tuesday all children should be vaccinated, amid a recent measles outbreak that has led to the most cases in two decades in 2014 and infected more than 100 people to date.
President Barack Obama this week urged parents to have their children vaccinated against preventable diseases such as the measles. But Republicans are split on whether parents should have more leeway to decide which shots their children need.
“I don’t know that we need another law, but I do believe that all children ought to be vaccinated,” House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican, told reporters.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, said at the Brookings Institution in Washington that she was sympathetic to parents’ concerns, but that maintaining public health required that all children receive the necessary —> Read More Here