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Comment & Response
July 21, 2015

Exemptions to Vaccination for Children

Author Affiliations
  • 1NYU School of Law, New York, New York

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JAMA. 2015;314(3):299. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.6610

To the Editor In a Viewpoint, Mr Gostin1 argued that if more children were vaccinated and exemptions made less accessible, outbreaks like the one that occurred in Disneyland would not happen. I disagree with this conclusion.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has yet to identify the index case, and 57% of those infected were not children.2

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