immunization waiver http://www.kplu.org en Northwest states move to counter rise in child immunization waivers http://www.kplu.org/post/northwest-states-move-counter-rise-child-immunization-waivers <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-960681.mp3</p><p>Record numbers of parents in the Northwest are seeking waivers from mandatory child immunization requirements. The trend alarms public health officials. They say it creates increased risk for disease outbreaks. Washington, Oregon, and Idaho are all moving to sway vaccine skeptics.<br /><br /> All U.S. states require parents to immunize their children before sending them to school. Thu, 31 Mar 2011 14:35:07 +0000 Tom Banse & KPLU News Staff 1111 at http://www.kplu.org Northwest states move to counter rise in child immunization waivers