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Aug 29, 2014 7:02 AM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News

Majority of parents getting infants vaccinated against serious diseases

A new government report reveals the majority of parents are getting their infants vaccinated against serious disease.

Data from 2013 shows vaccination coverage topped 90 percent for all recommended childhood vaccines, while less than one percent of children were not immunized at all.

Vaccination rates remained stable from 2012, but many parents struggle to get the recommended booster shot as their child gets older, especially those living in poverty.

Families who need help should ask for the Vaccines for Children program. It provides free immunizations to uninsured or low income children.

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