CLEVELAND -- As Northeast Ohio parents get ready to send their kids back to school, vaccinations may be on the top of their mind.

Ohio recently dealt with outbreaks of the mumps and measles. Public health officials say they may be linked to a trend of more parents opting out of vaccinations for religious or philosophical reasons.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that in some areas of Ohio, more than 30 percent of children in a given school may be not be vaccinated.

Pediatricians say we're dealing with the largest outbreak of measles in decades.

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