Arizona cancels vaccine program after backlash from parents who don't vaccinate

Arizona has ended a vaccination education program following complaints from parents who do not have their children immunized. The pilot program, which was conducted online, was established due to the growing number of children in the state who were opting out of school-required vaccinations. Arizona state Rep.

Arizona has ended a vaccination education program following complaints from parents who do not have their children immunized. The pilot program, which was conducted online, was established due to the growing number of children in the state who were opting out of school-required vaccinations. Arizona state Rep. Heather Carter (R) helped create the pilot program after meeting with physicians, nurses, school administrators, school nurses, naturopaths, and public health officials. This led to the creation of a 60- to 90-minute evidence-based vaccine education program that was unveiled in 17 schools last school year. However, after about 120 individuals and families complained to the Governor's Regulatory Review Council, its members questioned the state health department about the course—and the state's response was to cancel the program.