A bill introduced at the federal level earlier this month would require all children attending public and secondary schools nationwide to be immunized as prescribed by the CDC.
H.R. 2232, the "Vaccinate All Children Act of 2015," introduced on May 1 by Florida democrat Frederica S. Wilson, would withhold federal health service grants to states unless they demonstrate school immunization requirements "to the Secretary's satisfaction."
The bill currently "requires each student enrolled in one of the State's public elementary schools or public secondary schools to be vaccinated in accordance with the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Imunization Practices," a CDC panel of 15 "experts."
Congresswoman Wilson said vaccines have a proven track record of being safe and effective.