There’s a narrative being spread that the vaccination rate for the measles vaccine has fallen lately due to irresponsible parents, and that the only way to fix the declining rate is to tighten up vaccine exemption laws in every state. Luckily, the CDC has a super-easy, interactive map that answers this question very clearly, and I hope any members of the media with a brain start to take a look at the actual data. When I looked at the CDC’s numbers, it clearly showed that the MMR vaccination rate has held steady for more than 20 years.

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