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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2006 Dec;25(12):1182-3.

Vaccination usage among an old-order Amish community in Illinois.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA.


The Old-Order Amish have low rates of vaccination and are at increased risk for vaccine-preventable diseases. A written survey was mailed to all Amish households in the largest Amish community in Illinois inquiring about their vaccination status and that of their children. In this survey, the Amish do not universally reject vaccines, adequate vaccination coverage in Amish communities can be achieved, and Amish objections to vaccines might not be for religious reasons.

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