Montana Public Radio

City of Missoula

Vaccination
CDC/ Judy Schmidt

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the number of vaccines being given to children for diseases like polio and hepatitis B has fallen dramatically during the coronavirus pandemic.

Montana’s public health departments and providers, seeing the same decline, are concerned it could lead to an outbreak of a vaccine preventable disease and pull resources away from the COVID-19 response.

The city of Missoula will get $1.1 million in federal grants to support environmental cleanup and property rehabilitation in and around a contaminated Montana Rail Link Park site.