Nothing like a good measles outbreak to get people thinking more kindly about vaccines.One third of parents say they think vaccines have more benefit than they did a year ago, according to a poll conducted in May.That's compared to the 5 percent of parents who said they now think vaccines have fewer benefits and 61 percent who think the benefits are the same.Vaccine safety also got a boost, with 25 percent of parents saying they believe vaccines are safer than they thought a year ago,...
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