© 2023 Boise State Public Radio
NPR in Idaho
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Idaho's childhood immunization rates decline

Closeup of shoulder of a vaccinated young Asian girl with adhesive bandage in thumbs up.

Idaho's immunization rates haven't been good for years. Well before the COVID-19 pandemic, Idaho struggled to get kids vaccinated.

Over the last two years, the opt-out rates went up, which meant immunizations went down.

Kevin Richert with Idaho Education News looked at the numbers and talked with Idaho health officials about this. He joins us on Idaho Matters to talk more about what he found out.

Stay Connected
As Senior Producer of our live daily talk show Idaho Matters, I’m able to indulge my love of storytelling and share all kinds of information (I was probably a Town Crier in a past life!). My career has allowed me to learn something new everyday and to share that knowledge with all my friends on the radio.

You make stories like this possible.

The biggest portion of Boise State Public Radio's funding comes from readers like you who value fact-based journalism and trustworthy information.

Your donation today helps make our local reporting free for our entire community.