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Explaining, confronting low childhood vaccination rates in lower-income areas

Joseph Domachowske, MD and Manika Suryadevara, MD honored by the Salvation ArmyInfectious disease specialists Joseph Domachowske, MD, and Manika Suryadevara, MD, explain why immunization rates among low-income residents in Syracuse have been higher than in other parts of the country, in this reissue of a 2013 interview. The two Upstate pediatricians were recently honored with the Salvation Army‘s highest civic honor (see photo) for their efforts to provide free flu shots to parents and children who registered for the Salvation Army‘s annual holiday toy distribution, as part of a program designed to provide education to participating families about the flu vaccine. Read their study on vaccinations in low-income households here.