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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ A Missouri Republican wants to require preschools and daycare centers to tell parents if there are other children attending who have not been vaccinated against measles or other illnesses.

The bill filed Tuesday by Rep. Diane Franklin of Camdenton would require public and private daycares, nursery schools and preschools to inform parents when they enroll their children that they can request information about immunization exemptions of other children enrolled.

If the parent requested that information, the provider would have to tell them whether there are children exempted from vaccination requirements.

Missouri law allows both a medical exemption and a broadpersonal exemption from recommended vaccinations for children enrolled at childcare centers.

Religious and medical exemptions are allowed for public school district students.