This became a bigger issue, especially in suburban parts of the state, after a 2007 law made it easier to opt out of otherwise-required vaccines.
A bill to revert to pre-2007 requirements for immunizations introduced this year was met with a significant amount of public outcry.
Right now, that bill is “dead in the water, because Gov. (Chris) Christie is not going to sign it,” said Wayne Yankus, a retired pediatrician who gave testimony for the bill in Trenton.
Yankus was part of a panel of medical professionals at Hackensack University Medical Center’s annual biomedical ethics symposium last week, and discussed the topic of vaccine objections around the country.
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