Senator Bob Casey encourages Pennsylvania to be vaccinated

 02/17/2015 - 11:10
Foto: "Senator Bob Casey official photo 2010" by Office of Senator Bob Casey - Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons -.

It’s no secret that Pennsylvania has one of the worst measles vaccination percentages; that is to say, the second lowest country-wide. Figures show that only 86 percent of school-aged children are vaccinated against the infectious disease; in two counties the percentage is even less than 80 percent. Data that might have gone unnoticed were it not that the US faces the worst outbreak of measles since its eradication, 15 years ago and which, in addition to over one hundred infected, has opened up the debate regarding whether or not vaccinating children should be the choice of parents.