Immunizations http://kplu.org en Not as many Wash. children opting out of vaccines http://kplu.org/post/not-many-wash-children-opting-out-vaccines <p>Fewer Washington parents are opting their children out of vaccinations, giving the state one of the biggest <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6133a2.htm?s_cid=mm6133a2_w">drops in vaccine exemptions </a>in the country. Two years ago Washington had the highest rate of vaccine exemptions in the nation, with 6.2 percent of kindergartners taking a medical, religious or philosophical pass on getting one or more immunizations.</p> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 23:55:07 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 6087 at http://kplu.org Not as many Wash. children opting out of vaccines State sees gains on child immunizations, still lags http://kplu.org/post/state-sees-gains-child-immunizations-still-lags <p>Washington continues to make progress boosting immunization rates among toddlers, despite having the highest percent in the nation of families exempting kids from vaccines.&nbsp;</p><p>The new survey from the Centers for Disease Control shows the gains come with room for improvement.</p><p> Thu, 01 Sep 2011 23:54:21 +0000 Charla Bear 2513 at http://kplu.org State sees gains on child immunizations, still lags