Did You Know? Rewriting the Vaccine Exemption Map

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As discussed in the feature article, a major public health development in 2015 was the removal or further restriction of personal belief exemptions to avoid vaccinations. This map, courtesy of the Immunization Action Coalition, is the most up-to-date illustration of state laws related to vaccine exemptions. In late June, California joined Mississippi and West Virginia as states that only allow medical exemptions.

vaccine exemption map

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