Signs posted at The Vancouver Clinic in Vancouver, Washington, warn patients and visitors of a measles outbreak on Jan. 30. The outbreak has sickened at least 49 people in the Pacific Northwest, with 11 more cases suspected. A bill in the Legislature would end parents’ ability to exempt their children from the MMR vaccine for personal or philosophical reasons. Medical and religious exemptions would remain in place. (Gillian Flaccus/Associated Press)

Signs posted at The Vancouver Clinic in Vancouver, Washington, warn patients and visitors of a measles outbreak on Jan. 30. The outbreak has sickened at least 49 people in the Pacific Northwest, with 11 more cases suspected. A bill in the Legislature would end parents’ ability to exempt their children from the MMR vaccine for personal or philosophical reasons. Medical and religious exemptions would remain in place. (Gillian Flaccus/Associated Press)

Editorial: End personal exemption for measles vaccine

The exemption has aided an outbreak of measles in Clark County, one that endangers children.

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