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Funding found for children vaccination program

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YAKIMA--Vaccines are once again free for all children in Washington.

The state cut funding to pay for universal vaccine coverage last year, but a partnership between public and private sources will keep it going, and even those with insurance won't have to pay premiums to get their kids vaccinated.

"Families would be seeing traumatic changes in their pocketbook," Ruth Rosenkranz, Yakima Health District Immunization Department, said.  Especially those with private insurance, especially if they had several children they were having to vaccinate."

And with a measles outbreak in Grant County recently, it's very important to get kids vaccinated.

Rosenkranz said families won't have to do anything different to get their child's vaccinations covered.