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10,000 North Dakota students lack required immunizations

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Kids are back-to-school, and all of the school related shopping is over. But, many kids are still missing something they need for class.

According to North Dakota Public Instruction, almost 10,000 children, kindergarten through 12th grade are not fully vaccinated. And this mother is not shocked.

"it does concern me if there is a large enough population of unvaccinated kids, in other areas where you see higher populations you see higher instances of the disease breaking out amongst groups of kids."

The law spells out which vaccines are required, but each school district has it's own rules on whether a student will be excluded from school without them. 

"if a parent signs a waiver for a philosophical, moral, or religious reason that they are not going to receive a vaccination that student can attend school."

 But Leith has noticed not a lot of parents opt out of the vaccines. 

"and last year Fargo Public Schools had like 1% have signed a waiver, so very low percentage."

 While Fargo Public Schools are not having trouble getting kids vaccinated, the state is, with only 8% of K-12 students.

"in the western part of North Dakota with the Oil Boom I think a lot of the reason they don't  have up to date immunizations is because they are coming from out of state."

 And a lot of these students could be vaccinated, but parents may be having trouble transferring records.

"every one has the right to do what they want with their children, I mean no one else really can make the decision for parents, but at the same time I think parents need to do research their own research."

Here are the links for the required vaccinations:

Minnesota: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/immunize/laws/

North Dakota: https://www.ndhealth.gov/immunize/

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