Parents' country of birth may influence vaccination rates fo
Where parents were born may influence whether their children get vaccinated, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers analyzed data on about 277,000 kids living in Washington State, including more than 65,000 with at least one parent born in Somalia, Ukraine, Russia, Mexico or India.
Children of Somali-born parents were 18 percent less likely to get the measles vaccine than kids with two parents born in the U.S., though there were no other disparities for childhood vaccinations. Compared with children of U.S.-born parents, offspring of people born in Ukraine and Russia were less likely to be immunized in general, while kids born to Mexican and Indian parents were more likely to get inoculations.

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