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Marin vaccine skipping raises concerns of polio resurgence
Marin Independent Journal

Russ Ketron of Novato walks with the aid of a heel lift because his right leg is atrophied, the lingering reminder of his polio diagnosis in 1951 at the age of 7. When Ketron learned that 11 percent of Marin kindergartners are not vaccinated against polio, he said, “That’s tragic.”

The measles outbreak originating in Disneyland brought that disease into the public eye in recent months. But the county’s immunization rates for polio are also concerning, officials say.