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Breaking Down the Vaccination Debate

April 24, 2019 • Our Blog • General Health

The anti-vaccination movement is growing in popularity, but science shows that vaccines do far more good than harm. In early March, some 300 children in Bologna, Italy, were barred from attending kindergarten because they were missing at least one of the ten vaccinations Italian law requires public schoolchildren to receive. Though the United States has no federal vaccination law, the Italian decision was preceded by a similar ban in Brooklyn, New York, that went into effect in December 2018 after 39 cases of measles were confirmed in the area.

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