immunizations

School-age children, from preschoolers to college students, need vaccines. While it's true that some vaccine-preventable diseases have become very rare thanks to vaccines, the United States experienced a record number of measles cases last year, and approximately 9,000 cases of whooping cough have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control already in 2015.

 An audit from the Kentucky Immunization Project found most of the children seen at the four health centers of the Northern Kentucky Health Department had received all of the recommended vaccinations. 

95 percent of the children coming through the centers had received all of the recommended immunizations.  District Health Director Dr. Lynne Saddler says most of the remaining five percent received their shots from other providers. 

  Recent outbreaks of mumps and measles in Ohio highlight the debate over vaccinations against such diseases. People choosing not to vaccinate their children are helping diseases once thought eradicated to make a comeback across the United States. Dr. Marilyn Crumpton, director of School and Adolescent Health for the Cincinnati Health Department; Dr.