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Nonmedical exemptions for childhood vaccinations rising in some states

The number of children in kindergarten who didn't receive recommended immunizations due to their parents' philosophical or religious beliefs rose in 12 of 18 states that permitted nonmedical exemptions between 2009-2010 and 2016-2017, researchers reported in PLOS Medicine. The findings also showed that eight of the top 10 counties with the highest prevalence of nonmedical exemptions were in Idaho.

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