by Kevin Crowe | inewsource

In California, the number of personal belief exemptions for vaccinations filed for kindergartners increased in 41 of 58 counties from 2009 to 2010. In San Diego, 3.1 percent of kindergartners had the exemptions in 2010. In 18 counties, more than 5 percent of kindergartners had the exemptions.

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The darker red the county, the higher the percentage of kindergartners with personal belief exemptions.

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