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Poll: majority of voters think parents should be required to vaccinate children for measles

Posted at 8:42 AM, Mar 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-18 08:44:48-04

(WKBW) — Four out of five voters in New York State say that parents should be required to vaccinate their children for measles and other diseases before they can attend school.

That's according to a Siena Research Poll. Of the 700 voters polled, 79% said parents should be required to have their children vaccinated regardless of their religious beliefs. When split among parties, 86% of Democrats supported a requirement, compared to 76% of Republicans and 70% of independents.

Voters were also asked about Amazon HQ2, recreational marijuana and the property tax cap. You can read the full report here.

Back in February, Assemblyman Pat Burke, (D) Buffalo, announced he is co-sponsoring legislation that would ban exemptions from vaccines. He said if parents wish to have their children attend school in New York state and have no medical condition, they should be vaccinated-- no exception.