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Are falling vaccination rates in Oregon tied to outbreak of measles in Texas? - The Galveston County Daily News : Columns

November 23, 2014

Vaccine Smarts Are falling vaccination rates in Oregon tied to outbreak of measles in Texas?

Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 12:01 am | Updated: 11:36 am, Tue Sep 10, 2013.

Dear Vaccine Smarts,

I recently heard news reports on children’s vaccination rates falling in Oregon and the recent outbreak of measles in Texas. Health officials were worried that disease rates would start rising due to a loss of herd immunity. Can you please explain herd immunity?

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