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By Hannah Guzik
Navigating the barriers to care is a challenge for the newly insured.
A state bill removing vaccine exemptions clears a key hurdle.
Five counties have no providers who accept children with Denti-Cal.
For undocumented immigrants, California is most inclusive.
By Kellie Schmitt
Doctors told Stockton mom Meghan Brenner that the benefits of vaccination far outweighed the risks of side effects. Still, she couldn’t shake the nagging fear that her child, now 2, could be sickened by the shots. The former teacher, now a stay-at-home mom, knew a study linking vaccines with autism had been debunked. And, in theory, she liked the idea of herd immunity and the protection it confers on everyone.