A parade of speakers packed a legislative committee room on Monday, drawn to Augusta to debate Maine’s vaccination program. Among them was Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who’s been making the rounds in other states weighing vaccine legislation, hawking his book about the supposed dangers of immunization.
Lawmakers are considering three bills on the issue, two that would tighten vaccination requirements and one proposed by a group that opposes mandatory vaccines.
While there is overwhelming scientific consensus that vaccines are safe for the vast majority of people and effective at reducing or eliminating deadly diseases, federal data show the percentage of Maine parents choosing to skip vaccines for their children is on the rise.
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