Vaccinate or Leave

More pediatricians are firing families for not giving their kids shots

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A child receives an immunization shot from registered nurse in Chicago, Illinois.

We were supposed to be done with this by now. When the British Medical Journal announced in January that the seminal 1998 study linking vaccines to autism was an "elaborate fraud," parents who had refused to have their kids vaccinated were expected to flock back to their doctors' offices--not that they ever should have stayed away. With the world's leading medical authorities (the NIH, CDC, WHO) telling you vaccines are safe and Jenny McCarthy (MTV) telling you they're not, the choice should be easy.

But nonsense has a way of sticking around, and vaccination rates in the U.S. have continued to...

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