The Other Reason Kids Aren’t Getting Vaccinations: Poverty and Health Care Access

May 21, 2019

(NPR) – During this recent measles outbreak, there’s been a lot of discussion about the religious and ideological reasons behind low vaccination rates, especially in places like Washington state and New York. But sometimes the reasons why a kid is not up-to-date on their vaccines has more to do with poverty and access to health care than a parent’s vaccine hesitancy.

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