Courtesy of: North Dakota Department of Health
Courtesy of: North Dakota Department of Health

(Bismarck, ND) -- The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDOH) is issued a report saying vaccination rates of children is lower than last year. 

Officials with NDDOH say they are currently at a 61-percent vaccination rate for the 2020-2021 season. The previous season reached a 70-percent vaccination rate. 

The NDDOH says the season's peak is still on the way, and urges residents to get vaccines sooner rather than later to increase its effectiveness. 

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