U.S. Lawmakers Are Souring on Anti-Vaxxers’ Personal Belief Exemptions

Doctors and politicians look to decrease the number of people opting out of getting vaccinations.

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The recent measles outbreaks in Ohio’s Amish county and Disneyland have sparked serious debate over the exemptions many states allow for parents idealogically opposed to vaccinations required by local school systems. There have been 102 cases of measles reported in 14 states since January 1, more than in all of 2012, according to Forbes.

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