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27 Counties In California Have Dangerously Low Kindergarten Measles Vaccination Rates

02/02/2015 11:49 am ET | Updated Feb 03, 2015

Measles continues to be a global problem, but was declared "eliminated" in the U.S. in 2000. This was achieved through high vaccination rates, but an increasing number of American parents delaying or refusing vaccinations for their children means the disease is once again on the rise in the U.S.

California has long had hot beds of under-immunization, but the latest measles outbreak, which has sickened dozens and is thought to have begun with an exposure at Disneyland, has parents and doctors pleading for common sense around vaccines.


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