Health officials push to get schoolchildren vaccinated as more US parents opt out

Opponents of a bill to repeal Connecticut’s religious exemption for required school vaccinations march down Capitol Avenue before the State Senate voted on legislation on April 27, 2021, in Hartford, Conn. (Mark Mirko/Hartford Courant via AP, File)

When Idaho had a rare measles outbreak a few months ago, health officials scrambled to keep it from spreading. In the end, 10 people, all in one family, were infected, all unvaccinated.