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    Rules Make Vaccine Exemptions for Kids Harder to Get

    By By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer
    February 12, 2014, 4:31:50 AM EST

    In recent years, several states have passed bills that make it harder for children to gain exemptions from getting the vaccinations schools usually require, and ethicists say this trend is a good one.

    Between 2009 and 2012, there were 36 bills addressing the issue of exemptions to school immunization mandates introduced in 18 states, according to a new study.

    Although most of these bills (86 percent) sought to make exemptions easier to obtain — for example, by allowing parents to cite their personal beliefs as a reason for vaccine exemption — none of these bills passed, according to the study. [5 Dangerous Vaccination Myths]


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