Americans Overall Support MMR Vaccination, Study Shows

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Source: UPI

Most adults in America support MMR vaccines for children, a new study found.

Pew Research Center reported that approximately 88 percent of Americans believe that MMR vaccine benefits “outweigh” the risks, and overall support vaccinating children who attend public schools.

There is nevertheless a significant percentage of Americans who oppose vaccination, many of who are adults under the age of 30 who have less knowledge of science topics, noted the research center’s associate director, Cary Funk.

The MMR vaccine, an immunization vaccine against measles, mumps, and rubella (German measles), is a mixture of live attenuated viruses of the three diseases, administered via injection.

There are racial and political disparities between those who support vaccinations and those who don’t. Fifty-six percent of black people support vaccination and acknowledge health benefits, compared to 79 percent of white people, according to the study.

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