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Vaccine Legislation Hits Senate Roadblock

Legislation banning vaccines containing a mercury preservative hit a roadblock in the senate today (Thursday). KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

The legislation would ban immunizations containing thimerasol, a mercury preservative beginning in 2006.

Supporters of the bill say they fear there may be a link between exposure to thimerasol and autism.

The bill got laid aside after Democratic Senator Harry Kennedy raised concerns.

All the physicians in the legislature support the bill.