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A follow up question to the California measles outbreak answer: In addition to California, Mississippi and West Virginia also eliminated religious and personal belief exemptions from school immunization mandates, inciting an ethical dilemma. Can we maintain parent's autonomy in children’s vaccination while guaranteeing the safety of our community? After all, immunizations are medications, and have side effects, but these side effects are very rare or mild and self-limited.