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The Geography of Risk: Skipping School Vaccinations

With a growing number of exemptions from school vaccinations for religious or personal reasons, some schools and communities are now at higher risk of outbreaks of contagious but preventable diseases. This map shows the states that allow certain exemptions. All states exempt students who cannot tolerate immunizations for medical reasons.

Read our blog post on how school choice can exacerbate the problem in some place by concentrating like-minded parents in certain schools.

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Research by Raegen Miller
Map by Rachel Grich