Many kindergartners still missing shots

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State News

July 3, 2019 - 9:28 AM

Kansas wants students to get vaccines against measles, polio and more, but many remain under-vaccinated. KANSAS NEWS SERVICE/CHRIS NEAL

(Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series. Read part 1 here.)

COFFEYVILLE — More than one in 10 kindergartners in Kansas in the 2017-2018 school year lacked at least some of the shots that the state requires to shield students against outbreaks of measles, whooping cough and more.

The state’s most recent annual report pegged the figure at 15%.

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