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The Arizona Department of Health Services director says increased use of exemptions has Arizona's immunization coverage rates continuing to fall.

Arizona Department of Health Services

A new study says the City of Phoenix has the highest number of unvaccinated children in the nation, due to reasons of personal belief. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports. 

Melissa Sevigny

Polls show that Americans are ambivalent about the role of science in our society. Ironically, there’s plenty of research about why people mistrust research. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny discussed those findings with Rod Parnell, environmental science professor at Northern Arizona University.


Arizona Department of Health Services

The Arizona Department of Health Services reports fewer children were vaccinated this year because more parents chose “personal belief exemptions.” KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.


Melissa Sevigny

Prairie dogs are everywhere in northern Arizona, and so is the plague. The flea-borne disease can destroy whole colonies of prairie dogs, and that has big consequences for ecosystems. Because it’s impractical to vaccinate wild animals, biologists are trying out an edible plague vaccine. It’s a tasty kibble that prairie dogs can’t resist.


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