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Vaccine Database Proposal Dies In House

DENVER (CBS4) - A controversial bill that would have allowed the State of Colorado to track children who are not vaccinated has died in the state Capitol.

Currently, parents notify schools if their children are not immunized. The failed bill would have required parents to notify the state which would have been placed in a registry.

The bill passed out of a hearing despite protests from some parents opposed to vaccinations.

The sponsor of the bill pulled the measure, stating it didn't have the support to get it passed on the House floor.

Democratic sponsors said vaccine exemptions should be tracked by state health authorities, not school nurses.

But Republicans strongly opposed the database. Rep. Dan Pabon says Colorado will remain one of only about three states with no central tracking of childhood vaccinations.

LINK: House Bill 1164

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