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Younger kids: To vax or not to vax? That is the question

Orange County Register, June 27, 2021

June 27, 2021

Younger kids: To vax or not to vax? That is the question

Suellen Hopfer, assistant professor of public health at UC Irvine, held focus groups with scores of Orange County families to understand their thinking on vaccinating children. Fewer than half — 45%  — said they’d get their adolescent children vaccinated. Nearly as many — 43% — were unsure. And 11% said they definitely would not. “The younger the children were, the more hesitant the parents were to have them vaccinated,” Hopfer said.