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Texas vaccine exemption rates have reached an all-time high. Did Texas make it too easy for parents to opt out?

Texas has resisted recent attempts to change its vaccine laws, allowing parents to get their children exemptions for "reasons of conscience." Use our lookup tool to see how exemption rates have changed in school districts and private schools across the state.

Doses of the meningitis vaccine, August 7, 2012 in Houston at Legacy Community Health Services. Each vial contains one dose.

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A new anti-vaccine movement

Vaccine skeptic Robert Kennedy Jr. speaks at a Texans for Vaccine Choice event at the State Capitol on May 3, 2019. To his left: State Reps. Kyle Biedermann, R-Fredericksburg, and Bill Zedler, R-Arlington.

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