Childhood vaccination rates may be lower for military kids

April 13, 2015 4:35 PM

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Even with socioeconomic factors taken into account, parents’ memories and doctors’ records suggested that more military children under age three weren’t up-to-date on their childhood vaccinations: 28 percent, compared with about 21 percent of other kids, researchers reported in Pediatrics.

"Military children did not have documentation of full vaccination status as frequently as non-military," Dr. Angela Dunn, an epidemiologist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said by email. "We don't know if it's the result of the information that providers had access to or the actu...

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