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Fewer California parents refuse to vaccinate children
Los Angeles Times

The number of California parents who cite personal beliefs in refusing to vaccinate their kindergartners dropped in 2014 for the first time in a dozen years, according to a Times data analysis.

The shift came amid rising alarm over the number of children being exempted from immunization, which prompted new campaigns to reverse the trend.

A state law that went into effect last year made it more difficult for parents to excuse kindergartners from vaccines.