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Parent Fears Keep Children from Vaccines

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Parent Fears Keep Children from Vaccines

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Parent Fears Keep Children from Vaccines

Parent Fears Keep Children from Vaccines

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More than 2 million children each year go without vaccines, leaving them vulnerable to diseases like measles, whooping cough, and hepatitis B. Corbis hide caption

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About 20 percent of U.S. preschoolers — more than 2 million children — aren't getting recommended vaccinations. New research suggests the toughest obstacle may be parents who believe vaccines are more dangerous than the diseases they prevent. NPR's Jon Hamilton reports.

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