Senate panel seeks to protect religious vaccine exemptions


A bill requiring pharmacists fill prescriptions for ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 was expanded to ensure that religious exemptions are available for vaccine mandates at schools and child care centers.

The Senate Health committee broadened a bill related to off-label prescriptions for treating COVID to include a measure that prevents school and day care administrators from inquiring about the faith of children for whom a vaccine exemption was sought.

The bill is pushed by Republican state Sen. Mark Steffen, an advocate of using ivermectin . . .


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