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Trib Talk: Utah parents opting out of vaccines

First Published      Last Updated May 06 2014 09:01 am

Ever since the medical journal Lancet published a discredited study linking autism to immunizations in 1998, vaccines have remained controversial and spurred an anti-vaccine movement. Now that movement is gaining traction in Utah public schools, where more parents of kindergartners are opting out of immunizations for their children.

On Tuesday at 12:15 p.m., pediatrician William Cosgrove, Becky Ward of the Utah Department of Health and Tribune health reporter Kirsten Stewart join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about the ongoing distrust of immunizations and the public health implications.

You can join the discussion by sending questions and comments to the hashtag #TribTalk on Twitter and Google+. You can also text comments to 801-609-8059.


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