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MAKING THE GRADE: Immunization opt-out rates soar in Idaho

Posted at 10:55 PM, Mar 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-11 00:55:16-04

The number of parents choosing not to immunize their children in Idaho has reached an all-time high.

New numbers released by the Department of Health and Welfare show 7.7 percent of the state's kindergarten, first and seventh graders have at lease one immunization exemption.

Two years ago, that rate was at 6.4 percent.

Michelle Edmonds and Idaho Education News reporter Kevin Richert discuss this hot topic in tonight's Making the Grade.