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Wednesday, May 09, 2012

An increasing number of Oregon parents are choosing not to get their children vaccinated for religious reasons.

Last year, 5.6 percent of kindergartners in the state had a religious exemption for at least one vaccine. That went up .2 percent this school year. State immunization officials say that at 6 percent, the risk for outbreaks gets serious.
In Multnomah County, the exemption rate is past that mark – at 7.6 percent. Curry County has the highest at 12 percent.

Read more at KATU.

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