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Equity in Childhood Vaccination is Studied in New Research by Ornelas and Mokdad

Posted: 1/12/2024 (CSDE Research)

CSDE Affiliates Dr. India Ornelas (Health Systems and Population Health) and Dr. Ali Mokdad (Epidemiology, Health Metrics Sciences) published an article with co-authors in the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, titled “Achieving Equity in Childhood Vaccination: A Mixed-Methods Study of Immunization Programs, Policies, and Coverage in 3 US States“. In this study, authors sought to understand patterns of childhood vaccinations in the United States across socioeconomic and racial/ethnic groups over a 12-year period to identify interventions that improve immunization equity and inform public health practice. They conclude that variability persists in vaccination coverage and equity across states, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status despite decades of interventions.

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