TITLE

Vexing Vaccines

AUTHOR(S)
Bowman, Darcia Harris
PUB. DATE
July 2004
SOURCE
Education Week;7/28/2004, Vol. 23 Issue 43, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
When whooping cough first turned up in Westchester County, New York, a year ago, it wasn't necessarily noteworthy. True, the contagious bacterial infection was once a major cause of death among infants and young children in the U.S. But that was before widespread immunization, and Westchester County typically sees only five or six cases a year. Typically, studies show, such youngsters are members of racial or ethnic minorities living in poverty in urban areas with mothers who lack college degrees. But the growing number of children who receive no vaccines at all fit a different profile, says Philip J. Smith, a mathematical statistician with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Immunization Program. INSETS: Combination Vaccines;Immunization Schedule;What if a Child Misses a Shot?.
ACCESSION #
14074527

 

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