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Amid measles outbreak, Florida is ‘deferring to parents' on whether to send unvaccinated kids to school

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Measles Outbreak in Florida Raises Concerns about Vaccine Hesitancy #

A measles outbreak at an elementary school in Weston, Florida has sparked concerns about the rise in vaccine hesitancy. The Florida Department of Health in Broward County is investigating multiple cases of measles, with at least six cases reported in the past week. While most children in public schools have been vaccinated, there has been a decline in vaccination rates in recent years. The state health department is leaving it up to parents to decide whether to keep their unvaccinated children at home during the outbreak, a decision that goes against CDC guidance. Measles is a highly contagious disease that can lead to severe complications and even death. Experts emphasize the importance of vaccination in preventing the spread of the virus.