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Ban Non-Medical Exceptions for Vaccination, says AMA


Delegates from the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics have voiced a strong support to banning non-medical exceptions to childhood vaccination, citing a danger to public health.

At the annual meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA), delegates said they strongly oppose exceptions to immunizing children if the reasons are non-medical in nature.

Philosophic and religious reasons for exceptions have been on the rise around the country, and have become easier to obtain, said a delegate from the Council for Science and Public Health. West Virginia and Mississippi currently are the only states that do not allow philosophic or religious exemptions for state immunization needs.

Read more on Medpage Today: http://wb.md/1JMAPYP

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