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Rising vaccine exemptions call physicians’ role in outbreaks into question
Modern Healthcare

California has one of the strictest requirements for childhood vaccinations in the U.S. after the state eliminated exemptions based on philosophical and religious grounds in 2015.

Yet the state has seen a rise of unvaccinated children over the past couple years due to physicians granting medical exemptions from immunization.

At least two children with medical exemptions contracted measles during an outbreak in the state last year, potentially exposing others to the highly contagious virus.