Child Vaccination Rate Declines amid Insurance Gap

A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds an increasing number of children are not getting vaccinated against certain childhood diseases.

Vaccines are funded by a patchwork of public and private sources. While some private health insurance plans cover recommended vaccines for children, an increasing number of plans require patients to pay out of pocket for many of the vaccines.

And the vaccines, especially newly recommended ones, are very costly.



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