A Look Inside Anti-Vaccine Enclaves

February 4, 2015 8:16 PM

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A Look Inside Anti-Vaccine Enclaves

North of San Francisco, Marin County is known for its affluent and well-educated population. But the 2010 whooping cough epidemic revealed that this charming community was full of parents who chose not to vaccinate their children. It's where one of the five clusters of unvaccinated children have been identified in northern California, according to a recent study.

All states allow parents to forgo vaccines for their children medical reasons, and most offer the same right for religious reasons, but 19 states allow parents to skip the shots for philosophical reasons. California is one of those states, and had a pertussis, or whooping cough, comeback in 2010, si...

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