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Connie Beard
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The chair of the McLean County Republican Party is urging her members to lobby against a bill that would require incoming sixth-graders to get the HPV vaccine that protects against certain cancers.

Sue Keam
Eric Stock / WGLT

Vaccination rates remain high in McLean County despite what the medical community says are efforts by skeptics to sow confusion over settled science, and they claim it’s putting our health at greater risk.

Public health officials say they‘ll work to increase vaccination rates across Illinois.

The announcement comes as the the U.S. is expected to have the worst run of measles cases since the disease was deemed eliminated in the year 2000.

Measles, mumps and rubella vaccines
Seth Wenig / AP

A pediatrician in Normal is warning the public about the spread of measles in the United States due to fewer children getting the vaccine.