Route Fifty: State Lawmakers’ Anti-Vaccine Efforts May Prove Mostly Symbolic

Route Fifty: State Lawmakers’ Anti-Vaccine Efforts May Prove Mostly Symbolic. “Many of the new anti-vaccine mandate laws are either symbolic or vulnerable to federal preemption, or in some cases both. Some have provisions that align with federal regulations, such as sections that say people can reject vaccinations for religious reasons. ‘It’s important to recognize that some of it is performative,’ Wendy Parmet, director of the Center for Health Policy and Law at Northeastern University’s law school, said of state anti-mandate laws. ‘A lot of it is performative.'”

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