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Sep 13, 2023 - Discusses guidance from the Department of Health in New Mexico regarding vaccination for the flu, COVID-19, and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). Discusses vaccination rates in rural areas and partially attributes lower rates to longer distances to primary care. Notes that vaccines can keep rural hospitals from being overwhelmed by illness and the poorer outcomes for patients that follows.
Source: NM Political Report
Aug 15, 2023 - Recent research has found that rural students in New York attending schools with health clinics had better access to care and missed less school than rural students without access to school-based health clinics. The study also notes positive impacts on immunization rates and preventative care.
Source: Cornell Chronicle