Measles outbreaks are popping up all over the country and they could have all been avoided with childhood vaccines. Idaho Matters looks at why this is happening with St. Luke's pediatrician Dr. Alicia Lachiondo.
Measles cases have reached a 19-year high in the U.S., but a bill in Colorado aimed at improving childhood vaccination rates didn’t succeed. It didn’t really fail, either. It just got mired in super-long hearings, pushback from the governor and, ultimately, a legislative schedule that ran out of time before the bill could reach the Senate.
“I’m still today trying to figure out exactly what happened,” says Rep. Kyle Mullica, who sponsored the bill.
St. Luke's pediatrician Dr. Alicia Lachiondo and Idaho Education News reporter Kevin Richert discuss the recent measles outbreak with Idaho Matters on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.
A measles outbreak in Eastern Washington highlights the importance of childhood immunizations. Idaho Matters looks at the threat to Western Idahoans and what people can do to protect themselves and their children from measles.