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The director of a state education reform group says lawmakers should repeal the law that allows parents to decline for religious reasons vaccinating their  children before they attend public school.

Connecticut’s religious exemption from immunizing school children should be repealed and state Health Commissioner Renee Coleman-Mitchell must be free to weigh in on the issue, the head of an education reform group said Monday.

Amy Dowell, director of Democrats for Education Reform CT, a local chapter of a national education advocacy group, is the latest to take a position on the hot-button topic of rolling back Connecticut’s religious exemption from the requirement that all public school students be vaccinated.

Late last month, Republicans wrote a letter to

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