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Bill would change vaccine opt out

CONCORD – Amy Mahoney doesn’t need to be convinced that parents should be able to deny a specific vaccine for their child.
Nine years ago, her son, Drew, had life-threatening seizures that experts concluded was related to an interaction between a virus he had and the diptheria/pertussis vaccine.
The neurological damage left him unable to speak and with continued bowel problems and costing the taxpayers $100,000 a year to educate.
“I’m not a hippie or anti-government, but parents need to be able to make the individual choice for their child,” said Mahoney, a resident of Madison.
She and her husband chose not to have their second child vaccinated.
More than 50 parents and advocates pressed for New Hampshire to join 19 states that have a conscientious belief exemption to vaccines.
Parents here, as in 48 states, can opt out of vaccines for religious reasons.
But that opt-out is not specific to each shot; thus children either get all or none of the vaccines.

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