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Vaccination myths endanger everyone [Commentary]

Vaccination myths endanger everyone [Commentary]

This month more than 50 million American children will report to our public and elementary school systems to begin another school year, bringing with them not only new books, laptops, smartphones and iPads, but also their parents' hopes and dreams for a bright and healthy future.

Unfortunately — and often all too tragically— a growing percentage of students enter or return to school without the most important back to school requirement: vaccinations. These students are part of a new generation vulnerable to childhood diseases that have long since been under control but are now making a comeback due to parental misinformation and bad science.

For years, the measles, mumps and...