Looking at vaccination statistics of late, I've been noticing much the same thing. My very own state of Texas is more enlightened than the great state of California when it comes to childhood immunization. More kids in Texas kindergartens (public plus private) are vaccinated than kids in California kindergartens.
|2011/212 Texas Kindergarten Annual Report|
|2012/13 California Kindergarten Annual Report|
Another surprising thing is that the strictest vaccination requirements are found in two very conservative states. West Virginia and Mississippi don't allow exemptions for any reason, religion or personal.
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Yes, when people don't vaccinate, there is more vaccine-preventable disease.
Take it away, Samantha Bee (I can't seem to embed)!