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Monday, November 28, 2011

Embracing Fear

Nov 28th, 2011

Well, if this keeps up, it just might serve to reduce those troublingly large class sizes. AP reports:

"More parents are opting out of school shots for their kids. In eight states now, more than 1 in 20 public school kindergartners aren't getting all the vaccines required for attendance, an Associated Press analysis found.

That growing trend among parents seeking vaccine exemptions has health officials worried about outbreaks of diseases that once were all but stamped out.

The AP analysis found more than half of states have seen at least a slight rise in the rate of exemptions over the past five years. States with the highest exemption rates are in the West and Upper Midwest.

It's "really gotten much worse," said Mary Selecky, secretary of health for Washington state, where 6 percent of public school parents have opted out."

For all of the hard work being done to reduce baseless paranoia, examples HERE and HERE, more parents are opting to risk their children's health out of fear... for their children's health.

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