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Radogno vaccination legislation advances to Governor

Radogno vaccination legislation advances to Governor

Springfield-Passing both Houses on May 20, legislation sponsored by State Senator Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) that protects small children from exposure to fatal diseases advances to the Governor for final approval. Senate Bill 986 requires all day care workers who care for children under the age of seven to present proof of measles, tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis vaccines or immunity. This legislation is an effort to protect young children from exposure to these potentially fatal diseases and was introduced by Sen. Radogno in response to a recent measles outbreak in Cook County. "In the Cook County case, children who contracted the measles disease were all younger than one year...