Kids with no vaccinations clustered in some schools

Matthew Zalaznick's picture
Monday, June 9, 2014

Some Ohio schools might as well have a target painted on the side of the building as far as public-health experts are concerned.

In some schools in the state, as many as 1 in 3 incoming kindergartners and newly enrolled older students have parents who oppose vaccines, according to a Dispatch analysis of schools’ immunization counts.

Vaccine opposition runs high in many parochial and charter schools and in Amish country, but higher concentrations of unvaccinated kids aren’t limited to those schools, of course.

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