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Several reasons explain why vaccination rates in the Philippines aren’t up to where public health officials say they need to be.

It’s a lower-middle-income country spanning more than 7,000 islands with a limited health care budget. So there’s the sheer difficulty of getting vaccines to everyone who needs them.

But there’s another reason behind the outbreak. The country suffered a major vaccine scandal two years ago that has left many Filipinos distrustful, even fearful of vaccines.

…continue reading ‘The Philippines Is Fighting One Of The World’s Worst Measles Outbreaks’

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