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Senator: Cash-strapped parents skipping kids’ shots

Here’s a link to my full story on Idaho’s child immunization dilemma: The state has the lowest child immunization rate in the nation, but budget cuts that hit July 1 are making it more expensive and more difficult for Idaho families to get shots for their kids. A legislative task force today called unanimously for reversing the cuts, at least through the end of this year; Gov. Butch Otter would have to approve. “I’m already getting calls from parents,” said Sen. Tim Corder, R-Mountain Home. “We already have a number of young parents who are planning not to immunize because they don’t have the money. … We really need to do something about that.”


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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

Named best state-based political blog in Idaho for 2013 by The Fix

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