Public Health Advocates Outline Immunization Plan

By: AP
By: AP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Nearly half of the state's counties don't have a private health care provider who gives childhood immunizations.

That's among the issues raised in a new report from the Immunized Kansas Kids project, a partnership between the state and private organizations. The project's steering committee released recommendations Monday for improving immunization rates.

In Kansas, 79 percent of children received their necessary shotson time. But public health advocates want to boost that rate to at least 90 percent.

The steering committee noted that 49 of the states 105 counties don't have a private health care provider giving immunizations.

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