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Setting a dangerous precedent, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin says vaccines should not be mandated

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Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin (R.) shared his own beliefs on vaccinations this week — beliefs which defy common medical wisdom, and which have raised alarm among public health experts.

In an interview with the Bowling Green radio station WKCT on Tuesday, he said if parents are worried about chickenpox, they should have them vaccinated. However, if they are not worried, they shouldn’t have to merely because the government mandates it.

“If you are worried about your child getting chickenpox or whatever else, vaccinate your child,” the governor said. “But for some people, and for some parents, for some reason, they........

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