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Fewer Southern California parents opting out of vaccination
Southern California Public Radio

The number of Southern California parents opting to not vaccinate their children due to their personal beliefs has dropped significantly, according to data released by the California Department of Public Health.

The statistics on immunization for incoming kindergartners in 2014 show that the number of parents filing Personal Belief Exemptions fell 20 percent statewide from the previous school year, according to an analysis by the Sacramento Bee. The number of these exemptions had doubled since 2007, and this was the first drop in at least a decade, according to the newspaper.