Vaccinations in Wyoming

CHEYENNE,Wyo. Health officials say five cases of measles have been confirmed in southern Texas, including four children under the age of 2.
During the month of January, 79 individual cases have been confirmed in ten states. “The good news when it comes to measles is in Wyoming we haven't had a case at all this year, either a confirmed or suspected and we had no confirmed cases in all of 2018” said Wyoming Department of Health Public Information Officer Kim Deti.
Measles was eradicated in the U.S in 2000, but it is still common in other parts of the world. Officials urge vaccinations for the contagious virus, due to the deadly effects these diseases can have on babies.
“Babies are more vulnerable cause of the vaccine schedule so keeping a community safe helps keep the babies in that community safe” said Deti. According to the Wyoming Department of Health, 97% of children entering kindergarten are vaccinated. While the 3% of unvaccinated students are due to religious beliefs or medical reasons.