Newly elected Tennessee Rep. Mark Green says he’ll question vaccines

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By Maggie Fox

Pediatricians expressed dismay Wednesday after learning that a newly elected member of Congress who also happens to be a medical doctor plans to question vaccine safety.

Mark Green, an emergency physician who has just been elected to Congress from Tennessee, said at a town hall on Tuesday that he wants to use his new position to question the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about vaccine safety. He cited several ideas that have been repeatedly debunked, including fears that vaccines might be linked with autism.