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The CDC has a desired immunization rate of 95%, but Florida remains below that at 91% of the population covered, data show.
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The bill would have added the term “unborn child” to the state’s wrongful death statute, allowing parents to sue if a wrongful act causes the loss of a pregnancy.
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