Casey pushes vaccination in Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – U.S. Sen. Bob Casey wants unvaccinated Pennsylvanians to give shots a shot.

The second-term Democrat joined a University of Pennsylvania professor Friday to outline steps they say should to curb a measles outbreak.

They include having the state’s Health Department ramp up its efforts to get more people vaccinated.

Casey is concerned about the outbreak spreading to Pennsylvania. He says 49 counties in the state have kindergarten vaccination rates below 95 percent. The measles vaccination rate in the state is 86 percent and is below 80 percent in two counties.

Casey urged the Health Department to examine why the vaccination rates are so low.

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