What better place to make a point about the importance of vaccinating your child than a child care center?
Local doctors, nurses, educators, and health care professionals urged parents Tuesday to immunize their kids against infectious diseases like measles, mumps and rubella. It's part of National Immunization Week.
The director of the EC3 Educational Child Care Center says there's a lot of misinformation out there.
"We've come across parents who have chosen not to immunize their children because they think it's going to hurt their kids or that it's going to cause some problems later on," said Elizabeth Weston, EC3's executive director. "It's important they get the real facts and not just forgo the immunizations based on some of these myths."
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Michigan has the highest non-medical exemption rate of any state in the country, with more than five percent of parents choosing not to immunize their children.