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Vaccine exemptions on the rise for kindergartners across U.S.

ATLANTA, Ga. (CNN) — More parents and guardians
in the U.S. are getting vaccine exemptions for their kindergarten-age kids. The
CDC says there has been a small increase in vaccine exemption rates among
kindergartners.

The findings were published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality
Weekly Report Thursday. It shows that rates of young children not receiving
vaccinations against certain diseases, including measles, has steadily gone up
in recent years.

For the 2018-2019 school year, the national percentage of
kindergartners with an exemption from one or more required vaccines was 2.5%.

That’s a slight increase from
2.3% during the previous school year and 2.1% the year prior to that.

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