ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota lawmaker wants parents who don’t vaccinate their children to meet with a doctor first.

Rep. Mike Freiberg has a bill that would require those parents to learn about vaccines and their impact on diseases from a health care provider. The Golden Valley Democrat’s bill was expected to be formally introduced Thursday.

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Freiberg says more kids are getting sick with measles, mumps and whooping cough because of parents who don’t take their children in for shots.

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The U.S. reported a record 644 measles infections last year despite the disease being largely eliminated in 2000. The University of Minnesota confirmed a case of measles on its Twin Cities campus Wednesday.

Freiberg says parents should recognize the “overwhelming evidence” that vaccinations prevent measles and other illnesses.

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