Vaccines

Getting kids up-to-date on vaccines

Local health workers are stressing the importance of getting your child up to date on their vaccinations.

Even though the state changed it’s policy making it tougher to “opt-out” of vaccines, Michigan continues to have one of the highest waiver rates in the country. That’s creating another problem since when not enough people are vaccinated, it can cause outbreaks in diseases that are preventable. Michigan has already seen an increase in cases of the measles and whooping cough in the past few years. Still Department of Health and Human Services says more than 12 percent of school-aged kids have not gotten all their vaccines.

Linda Vail who’s a…