Religious exemptions for childhood vaccinations could end in New Jersey – The Philadelphia Inquirer

The overwhelming majority of American schoolchildren are vaccinated. But the vaccine questioning comes at time of global and national outbreaks of measles, an illness that until recently was considered eradicated in the United States. So far this year, there have been 1,276 measles cases across 31 states, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There were 19 reported cases in New Jersey and 17 in Pennsylvania.

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