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Tennessee Mandates More Vaccinations for Kids

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Big Pharma picks up a few more bucks. The 27 vaccinations per child will only increase over time.

Tennessee children should be ready to bare their arms and thighs for a bevy of needle sticks — like it or not — before they can go to school next year.

That’s because the state passed new rules that require school-age children to get vaccinated against chicken pox, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, whooping cough and pneumococcal disease — on top of the vaccines they already get.By the seventh grade, a child will have had 27 doses of immunizations to protect against diseases, many now eradicated. Some parents wonder if children are being over-vaccinated.

Tennesseans do a good job of getting children immunized. The state ranks fourth in the nation. About 98 percent of children get shots as required, and about 1 percent have a religious or health exemption.

But one in four parents believe a link exists between autism and vaccines, {more – The Tennesseean}

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