Some parents avoid vaccinating their kids by taking drastic measures.
Parents choose to home-school their children for economic reasons or to provide what they feel is a better education -- but a growing number of moms and dads are choosing to teach their kids at home to avoid forced immunizations.
While some states allow kids to obtain medical or religious exemptions from the immunizations, most states don't require home-schooled children to be vaccinated at all.
But with recent outbreaks of measles being tied to unvaccinated, home-schooled children, health officials want to change the rules.
In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control, exemptions from immunizations should be harder to get and home-schooled children should be required to get them as well.
•"Somebody who has taken an exemption from school laws, like a philosophical or religious exemption, is 35 times more likely to get measles ... and 22 times more likely to get whooping cough," says Dr. Lance Rodewald, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Immunization Services Division.
•Arthur Caplan, chair of the Department of Medical Ethics at the University of Pennsylvania, says parents who feel they aren't putting anyone else at risk by not immunizing their kids are wrong -- and that not doing so can result in a resurgence of some scary childhood diseases. "Unvaccinated children pose not only a risk to themselves but also to their families, other children they come in contact with, and especially older people they might visit or encounter in a movie theater or mall," he said.
Tell us -- would you vaccinate your children? Would you be upset if other moms didn't?