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Unvaccinated Kids Could Harm Idaho

Doctors warn that the number of kids in Idaho without up-to-date immunizations is rising, and that could mean trouble for the school your child attends. Pediatrician Steven Smith says he encourages every parent that comes through his doors to keep his or her kids caught up on immunizations. But he can't stop those who choose not to. Doctor Smith says around 10-percent of his patients' parents refuse to have their children vaccinated because they're worried the shots could cause health problems. But Smith says he doesn't agree. “To be honest,” Smith told KBOI, “A lot of the information that's presented to me of reasons why isn't substantiated. The evidence doesn't support the reasons that people are choosing not to vaccinate”/KBOI. More here.

Question: You vaccinated your kids, right?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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