House Committee Approves Bill Adding Meningitis Vaccinations To Mandated List For School Kids

flu shotThe South Dakota House Health & Human Services Committee narrowly approved a bill that would add a meningitis vaccination to the list of mandated immunizations needed before a child could go to public schools.  Rhonda Quigney of Dell Rapids, a self-described “concerned citizen” says the mandate is too much government interference…

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Dr. Dan Heineman is a lobbyist for Sanford Health, and says the vaccine is needed to protect people across the state…

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Representative Karen Soli of Sioux Falls made the “do pass” motion, and says it’s about balance…

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The bill, SB-28, passed on a seven to six vote, and now moves to the House floor.

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