Authorities concerned about low WA vaccination rates

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state health officials are worried because fewer children are getting immunized during the coronavirus pandemic, raising the potential for outbreaks of other diseases like measles. On Friday authorities said providers in Washington’s Childhood Vaccine Program reported they administered 30 percent fewer vaccines to 0-18-year-olds in March of this year compared with the same month in previous years. In April, there was a 42 percent decrease, according to preliminary reports.