Nurture KC Hot Topics, News April 20, 2022

Nurture KC talks immunization with national media

Have you been following the immunization drama by some Kansas lawmakers? They tried to dilute state immunization requirements when routine vaccinations have overwhelming bipartisan support. Thankfully, Kansas’ immunization standards were upheld in the regular legislative session. This article, “Anti-Vaccine Ideology Gains Ground as Lawmakers Seek to Erode Rules for Kids’ Shots,” by Kaiser Health News shares what went on legislatively the past several months. Executive Director of Nurture KC, Tracy Russell, is quoted in it and talked at length with Kaiser Health News. The article received even more national attention today when it was picked up by USA Today. Also noteworthy: Kansas vaccine advocate, Andy Marso is quoted in the article as well. Marso is a meningitis survivor and shares his story on our immunization page.