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Childhood vaccinations are on the rise

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A new government report shows reveals most school age children are getting their required vaccinations.

Data from the 2013-2014 school year reveals at least 93-percent of kindergartners got the chickenpox, measles and whooping cough vaccines.

But almost two-percent of kids had parents who refused these standard immunizations.

The Center for Disease Control says these parents have fears about vaccines being safe, they don't understand the reasons vaccinations are important, or  believe the shots are no longer necessary.

Doctors warn that outbreaks of measles and whooping cough are on the rise, especially in states with lower vaccination rates.
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