ATLANTA — More parents are opting out of school shots for their kids. In eight states now, more than 1 in 20 public school kindergartners aren’t getting all the vaccines required for attendance, an Associated Press analysis found. That growing trend among parents seeking vaccine exemptions has health officials worried about outbreaks of diseases that once were all but stamped out. To read the whole article, click here.
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- LOCAL COVID-19 UPDATE: JABSOM Tropical Medicine Response to COVID-19
- HIC Update – August 2020
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