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How California made a ‘dramatic’ impact on kindergartners getting vaccinated

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California is one of five states that do not offer personal, philosophical or religious exemptions from school vaccination requirements. The idea behind these controversial state laws — which have received opposition from anti-vaccination activists — is that requiring more children to get vaccinated, unless they have a medical reason not to, can help reduce the spread of disease. Yet does such strict legislation really lead to more children being up-to-date on their vaccine requirements? A new study suggests yes, at least in California.