October 23, 1997


Idaho ranks 49th in the United States for the number of children getting vaccinated. Earlier this year there were two outbreaks of whooping cough in northern Idaho and five cases reported in Boise. A recent CDC study that evaluated the outbreaks found that close to 90% of those infected had received the vaccine as children. Marcia Franklin and her guests discuss the CDC's findings and debate whether or not children should be vaccinated.