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Providers struggle to convince some Montana parents to vaccinate

March 14, 2015
by Brian Wipf
Associated Press via the Missoulian

A 2008 National Immunization Survey showed immunization rates in Montana for infants ages 19 to 35 months were some of the lowest in the country. The low rate was attributed both to vaccine hesitancy by parents and missed opportunities to immunize, according to a recent state Department of Public Health and Human Services report.

For infants of that age group, only about 87 percent are vaccinated against measles, according to a national survey performed by the Trust for America's Health, a pro-vaccine group.

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