Bill mandating vaccinations for public school students fails in New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. – A bill to mandate vaccinations for New Jersey public school students failed to pass through the state legislature.

Protesters rallied outside the New Jersey State House Monday night, opposing the bill that would ban vaccine exemption based on religious beliefs. The proposal would have exempted private schools and daycare centers.

But some parents said the bill would have taken control from parents and give it to the government.

It was expected to pass in the new legislative session on Tuesday, but it failed by one vote.

Supporters say they won’t stop trying to pass a similar bill.

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