The Maine Senate (May 14) today, by just one vote (18-17), decided that children in the state will have to be immunized in order to attend school or daycare.
However, if a physician determines that the vaccine would cause a health risk to them, then they do not have to be vaccinated.
The House previously gave their approval to the bill.
According to WABI, if Governor Janet Mills signs off, the measure would remove religious exemptions from vaccination requirements for children.
Maine would become one of 31 states to have a similar law.