Why vaccine exemptions for N.J. schoolkids are rising

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Every school year, parents in all 50 states have to prove they’ve gotten their kids vaccinated — unless they get an exemption. WHYY’s Avi Wolfman-Arent and The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Rita Giordano explain why there’s been a sharp uptick in exemptions recently in New Jersey — and why schools started requiring vaccines in the first place.

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