TCOM’s Dr. Shane Fernando discusses vaccine exemption rates on CBS11

Vaccine exemption rates have increased in virtually all North Texas school districts in the past five years, according to state records.

Doctors are worried it makes the community more vulnerable to outbreaks of diseases like the measles.

“Measles, mumps and rubella, diphtheria, Hep A – all these vaccines that are really helpful in preventing terrible diseases from impacting our children’s lives are being neglected,” said Dr. Shane Fernando, a clinical epidemiologist at the UNT Health Science Center.

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