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Vaccination holdouts a disparate mix of rural, populous counties
San Francisco Chronicle

As word of California’s measles outbreak spread to even remote Mariposa County, health officer Robert Ryder tried to capitalize on the alarming news by reaching out to families whose children weren’t fully vaccinated.

There were 137 kindergartners in his county — a Sierra foothills community that includes Yosemite National Park — who were missing at least one measles vaccine. Ryder sent public health officials armed with vaccine shots to schools and day care centers and other places where children and families congregated.