Political Views and Vaccine Refusal Rates and Increasing Concern for Policymakers and Public Health Officials

Health Policy Watch | July 13, 2018

Or they should be. That’s the conclusion of a recent study published in the medical journal Vaccine. The study focused on political views of parents in the state of California, who had chosen not to vaccinate their nursery-school aged children. And it tracked the number of parents who had filed personal belief exemptions (PBEs), applications for permission to avoid vaccinations over a 5-year period to 2015.

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