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Kaiser study details vaccine hesitancy in Sonoma County
Santa Rosa Press Democrat

A newly released study of Northern California Kaiser patients confirms Sonoma County’s position in the ranks of California regions with high rates of childhood vaccine refusal and youngsters who are missing one or more of the immunizations recommended by the time they reach age 3.

Amid rising concern among medical professionals about a growing culture of vaccine hesitancy nationwide and the resurgence of health threats such as measles and pertussis, or whooping cough, the study identified five geographic areas in Northern California where parental delay or refusal of immunizations are clustered.