Medical Opt-Out Rates for Vaccines Vary by State

Rates of medical exemptions from vaccination requirements are higher in states where exemptions are easier to get, potentially compromising immunity and posing a threat to other children, according to public health experts at Emory University. In addition, states with stringent standards for nonmedical exemptions found a higher rate of medical exemptions. In other words, parents may be seeking medical exemptions when it is harder to receive nonmedical exemptions. The researchers evaluated...Full Story
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