New data from Vancouver Coastal Health shows vaccination rates in the health region are too low.
It’s one of the hottest issues of debate – should you vaccinate your kids?
It looks like that may be having an impact.
One in four kids entering kindergarten in the health region don’t have up-to-date immunizations, and a third of parents are choosing not to vaccinate their daughters in Grade 6 against Human Papillomavirus.
The lowest up-to-date vaccination rate for children entering kindergarten in the region is in Powell River at 54%, followed by West Vancouver, at 57%.
The highest is Richmond and South Vancouver in 83%.
Vaccination rates in Vancouver Coastal Health region