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No amount of objective discussion or scientific data may ever be enough to convince some people that vaccines are indeed safe and effective at wiping out a slew of hellish and deadly diseases.

But what does seem to work at convincing people to vaccinate their children? Bureaucratic hassle.
By adding an extra, in-person step to the process of obtaining a vaccination waiver (which allowed a child to forego the necessary vaccinations), Michigan quickly and significantly boosted its vaccination rate, as Kaiser Health News reports.
In the 2013-2014 school year, the state had the fourth highest rate in the country of children entering kindergarten with a vaccine waiver.

But just one year after the extended waiver application process went into effect in 2015, the number of waivers issued dropped by 35 percent statewide.
Vaccination rates rose accordingly.
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