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California lags in vaccinating children, CDC says

California lags in vaccinating children, CDC says

It began in December at "the happiest place on earth": a measles outbreak that spread across the West, infecting more than 150 people. The eruption at Disneyland occurred 14 years after health officials had declared the potentially deadly disease eliminated from the United States, thanks in part to childhood vaccination programs. The outbreak raised alarm that more scares could be on the way. California lawmakers quickly moved to tamp down a growing resistance to vaccination that had been fostered in some communities by unfounded safety concerns. By summer, Gov. Jerry Brown had signed one of the nation's toughest laws to keep parents from opting not to inoculate their...

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