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March 9, 2014

Find immunization coverage in Kansas online

Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.

Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.

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The record: Immunization coverage studies of 2-year-olds by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Why you’d want it: To learn more about how well Kansas children are immunized against diseases such as measles, hepatitis, mumps and polio. The study involves kindergarten students and coverage when they were 24 and 35 months old. The studies go back more than 10 years online.

Where you get it: Go to the department’s website, www.kdheks.gov/immunize/retro_survey.html.

How much the record will cost: The information is free.

Deb Gruver

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