Children born to North Korean refugee women in China have much lower vaccination rates than local Chinese or migrant children — with full immunization rates of 14% compared to 93% for local ethnic Chinese children and 55% for migrant children. While all ethnic Chinese children are registered and provided with free vaccinations and there are specific programs targeting migrant children, children born to Korean refugees have no legal status and are thus excluded from the public health care system.
Chung HJ, Han SH, Kim H et al.. 2016. Childhood immunizations in China: Disparities in health care access in children born to North Korean refugees. BMC International Health and Human Rights. 16.
Title of Article: Childhood immunizations in China: Disparities in health care access in children born to North Korean refugees
Author(s): Chung HJ, Han SH, Kim H et al.
Publication Year: 2016
Publication Name: BMC International Health and Human Rights
Publication Volume: 16
Publication Source URL: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27074957/
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 10.1186/s12914-016-0085-z