By the time HB 1288 received its final vote last week, one key component was gone. But what remains in the bill is still enough to cause controversy.
When "balanced information" means wildly different things to parents and medical professionals, conversations can quickly go awry.
Bill would require parents to learn about the benefits of immunization before they could opt their kids out of required shots.
Colorado parents who want to opt their children out of required vaccinations may soon have to talk with a medical professional or take an online class first.
It takes no more than a parent or guardian’s signature to exempt a child in Colorado from state-mandated vaccinations. Now, some in the health community question whether that should be tougher.