Debate In Colorado Grows Over Child Vaccinations

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The controversy around immunizing children against disease has been raging for years. On the one hand are parents who vaccinate their kids and don't want them made vulnerable to illnesses. On the other hand are parents who believe some vaccines may in fact be harmful to their children's health.

In Colorado, opting your kids out of vaccinations is as simple as signing a piece of paper. But with cases of one preventable disease already at epidemic levels, some state health organizations are arguing that it may be time to make that a tougher choice.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Megan Verlee of Colorado Public Radio brings us this report.


This segment aired on January 20, 2014.


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