As kids are heading back to school, David Beasley from Reuters reports:

Most U.S. kindergartners received the recommended vaccines for measles and other preventable diseases during the 2011-12 school year, but local clusters of unvaccinated children still pose a health risk, federal health officials said on Thursday.

More than 95 percent of kindergartners were vaccinated for diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis, polio and hepatitis B, meeting federal guidelines, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a new report.

Overall this is very good news.  However, it still boggles my mind that there are parents who refuse vaccines and thereby imperil their own children, themselves, and THE REST OF US.

MMWR report here:

And here is the CDC immunization schedule.