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The Other Reasons Kids Aren't Getting Vaccinations: Poverty and Health Care Access


Added 05-20-19 06:06:03pm EST - “Religious and ideological opposition to vaccines has fueled the current measles outbreak. But there's another factor driving low vaccination rates in some communities: poverty.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “The Other Reasons Kids Aren't Getting Vaccinations: Poverty and Health Care Access”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Public health experts suggest every doctor visit is an opportunity to vaccinate. Dr. Melanie Siefman examines an 11-year-old patient at a Unity Health Care clinic in Washington D.C. who came in for allergies, and ended up getting three vaccinations. Selena Simmons-Duffin/NPR hide caption

Public health experts suggest every doctor visit is an opportunity to vaccinate. Dr. Melanie Siefman examines an 11-year-old patient at a Unity Health Care clinic in Washington D.C. who came in for allergies, and ended up getting three vaccinations.

The toddler looking up at Dr. Melanie Seifman in her Washington, D.C., exam room seems a little dazed.

It could be because she just woke up from a nap at daycare. It could be that she remembers the shots she got last time, and she knows what's coming.

The little girl is catching up on some vaccines she's behind on: missing doses of the DTaP and polio vaccines. She's over two years old — both of those shots are supposed to happen at a baby's six-month check up.

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