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

Band-aid at the ready, Sara McRae, a medical assistant at Unity Health Care, heads in to vaccinate a pediatric patient.

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.

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