Pediatrician and Congresswoman Kim Schrier is pushing a federal bill to expand education and reporting around vaccinations.
The VACCINES Act, as it has been dubbed, has bipartisan support and was introduced in May, as the measles outbreak continued to expand nationwide.
“People should be freaking out, this is a serious disease that is 100% preventable and here we are. It’s like going back a century in medicine,” Schier said from her district on Monday.
The Issaquah Democrat said her bill would allow for targeted information campaigns, and allow the CDC to expand it’s research on areas where vaccines are not commonplace. Schrier specifically cited Southwest Washington, which has a pocket of Russian and Ukrainian immigrants that were tied to an Eastern European strain of