Since 2009, number of “philosophical-belief” vaccine nonmedical exemptions (NMEs) has risen in 12 of 18 states that currently allow this policy. States with higher overall NME rates have lower MMR vaccine coverage. New foci of antivaccine activities are being established in major metropolitan areas.

In a Policy Forum, Peter Hotez and colleagues discuss vaccination exemptions in US states and possible consequences for infectious disease outbreaks.

http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1002578

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