Does anyone know where I can find solid data on vaccination rates since, say, 1950? The rhetoric is that vaccination rates are dropping due to vaccine refusal, but knowing what I do about general historical trends I suspect that vaccination rates are at a historical high. Did the uninsured poor get vaccines in the 70s and 80s? How?
So I suspect that there's more bluster about vaccination refusal, but due to a greater access to healthcare (at least in the 90s and early 00s) vaccination rates are probably higher than they were back in the day. Or, am I totally wrong?