2012 Star special report on vaccinations in Arizona
Star reporters Stephanie Innes and Rob O'Dell looked at how unvaccinated children threaten the health of all of us in this special report, published Sunday May 20, 2012.
One in three Arizona schools last year had kindergarten classes with vaccination rates so low children were left vulnerable to infectious disease outbreaks such as measles, mumps or pertussis, an Arizona Daily Star investigation has found.
A Star investigation found that one in three Arizona schools have vaccination levels that are below safe levels that prevent an infection from developing into a full blown outbreak. Here are statewide stats.
Star reporters Stephanie Innes and Rob O'Dell chatted live about how unvaccinated kids threaten all of us.
• Students from the University of Arizona College of Medicine will be holding free Tot Shot clinics this summer at the Community Food Bank, 3003 S. Country Club Road. The clinics are scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon on July 28 and Aug. 18.
If enough people are vaccinated, an isolated case of infectious disease will not morph into a full-blown outbreak.
The Arizona Daily Star first requested vaccination data broken down by schools from the Arizona Department of Health Services on Jan. 4.
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