Outbreaks of disease may not boost vaccination rates. Here’s why.

May 16, 2014 9:46 PM

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Outbreaks of disease may not boost vaccination rates. Here’s why.

When an outbreak of a vaccine-preventable infectious disease hits, how might people in the affected area respond?

You might think once parents become aware of vaccination's benefits, they would choose to get their children fully immunized. As it turns out, at least in one case, that conventional wisdom didn't hold. Washington state's 2011-2012 whooping-cough outbreak didn't increase the number of infants who we...

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