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Submitted photo Tom and Rachel Gillen have always vaccinated their children. Rachel Gillen says it's especially important because her son, Josiah Gillen, 7, is immunosuppressed and cannot receive certain vaccines. Pictured are Tom, Rachel, Elizabeth, 10, Josiah and Veronica, 3, Gillen.

Vaccine advocates; Fargo family depends on immunizations

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FARGO — Rachel Gillen has always vaccinated her kids.

Even when the Fargo mom heard vaccines might cause autism (an assertion health experts say studies have shown is not true), she researched the issue, talked to her pediatrician, and says she felt confident the vaccines would be a safe way of protecting her children from diseases.

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Tracy Frank
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