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POLL: High majority of San Diegans against unvaccinated students in schools

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Posted at 12:27 PM, Aug 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-26 15:36:12-04

SAN DIEGO - A strong majority of San Diegans think unvaccinated students should be removed from schools, according to numbers from a new poll released Friday.

A staggering 65 percent of those interviewed in a 10News/San Diego Union-Tribune poll believed that schools should have the authority to remove children who are not up to date on their vaccinations. 25 percent believed they shouldn't and 10 percent were unsure.

SurveyUSA interviewed 800 people in the city of San Diego for the poll.

72 percent believed that the benefits of vaccinations outweighed the risks, while 11 percent believed the risks outweighed the benefits.

The poll had a sampling error of between 3.2 and 3.5 percent for most of its questions. Click here for the full results.