Mich. Has High Rate Of Parents Refusing Vaccines

August 12, 2013 12:33 PM

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EAST LANSING (AP) - Public health officials and doctors who worry that not enough Michigan children are immunized against diseases must combat a trend not helpful to their cause: More parents are simply refusing to get their kids vaccinated.

Michigan has the country’s fourth-highest rate of parents getting religious or philosophical waivers to vaccine requirements, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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