Fewer than 50% of Alaska kids completing routine vaccines

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Routine childhood vaccinations are being missed in Alaska and around the country, according to a public health ECHO held via Zoom and livestreamed on Facebook last Wednesday. The State Department of Health has partnered with a mobile app to make tracking vaccines easier.

“We’ve seen a significant decrease in routine childhood vaccinations across the U.S. and in Alaska,” Dr. Lisa Rabinowitz said.

According to state data shared during the ECHO, routine childhood vaccinations are being completed by fewer than 50% of children in Alaska as of 2021. This was compared to 2013, when more than 60% were completing routine vaccinations.

As part of a discussion on vaccinating against

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