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Article posted: 6/30/2013 8:00 AM

Elgin mom advocates for parents to skip immunizations

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Hollie Redinger of Elgin gets her son, Mason, 18 months, ready. Redinger is part of a group of parents that have decided to forgo vaccinations.

Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

Hollie Redinger of Elgin is part of a group of parents that have decided to forgo vaccinations. She is pictured with her daughter Madison, 10, and Mason, 18 months.

Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

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Hollie Redinger of Elgin isn't sold on the benefits of vaccines. And she's not alone. While 98 percent of kids in school in Illinois have had their required shots, that still leaves more than 68,000 who didn't for reasons that aren't always clear, but that can include the parents fear of side effects, doubts about their effectiveness, and their religious beliefs.
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    • Hollie Redinger of Elgin gets her son, Mason, 18 months, ready. Redinger is part of a group of parents that have decided to forgo vaccinations.
    • Hollie Redinger of Elgin is part of a group of parents that have decided to forgo vaccinations. She is pictured with her daughter Madison, 10, and Mason, 18 months.
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