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Many California child-care centers have low measles vaccination rates
Many California child-care centers have low measles vaccination rates

John Leddy was all set to send his 2-year-old daughter Vanessa to the YWCA Family Cooperative Preschool in Santa Monica recently when he and his wife decided at the last minute to ask about its measles vaccination rate. They went onto the state's website and were alarmed to learn that as of last fall, only 51% of the preschool's children were vaccinated against the measles. The Venice family is now looking for a different day-care center with a higher immunization rate. MORE: The measles outbreak "I had to wonder: How many families there who do vaccinate their children were aware of this?" he said. A Times analysis of preschool immunization showed that private...

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