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Study: Rich and poor skip immunizations

Tuesday, July 6, 2004 Posted: 10:13 AM EDT (1413 GMT)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Struggling, inner-city parents are more likely to neglect to completely vaccinate their children, while parents who refuse to vaccinate at all tend to be white and well-off, U.S. researchers reported Tuesday.

The study is the first extensive national survey to look at why some children are not vaccinated, and it shows a big difference between parents who are unable to get their children vaccinated, and those who are unwilling to do so.

Article: http://www.cnn.com/2004/HEALTH/parenting/07/06/vaccine.study.reut/index.html