Klamath County, Ore. – Notifications are in the mail to parents of kids in Klamath County who are not up to date on their shots.
368 reminders have been sent out to parents in Klamath County.
“They either have incomplete records, or they have no records at all of their child’s vaccinations.” Explains Klamath County Public Health Director Jennifer Little. “They need to go ahead and get those records, or get with their primary care provider and get up to date on their vaccines.”
Kids not up to date on their shots risk being excluded from school on February 20th.
“We really want people to talk with their doctors, make sure they’re up to date with their vaccinations, and get those records into the schools so that they don’t have to be excluded from school for any reason.” Adds Little.
Of about 11,000 kids in Klamath County, 330 have vaccination exemptions.
“There are certain kiddos who cannot get vaccinated for medical reasons, or something like that.” Director Little notes. “So that’s why it’s really important for the rest of the children to get vaccinated, so we can protect those un-vaccinated kids.”
KOTI-TV NBC2 reporter Lyle Ahrens moved from Nebraska to Klamath Falls in the late 1970’s. He instantly fell in love with the mountains, the trees and the rivers, and never once regretted the move.Lyle’s job history is quite colorful.
He’s managed a pizza parlor; he’s been a bartender, and a “kiwifruit grader” at an organic orchard in New Zealand. A Klamath Falls radio station hired Lyle in the mid 90’s as a news writer and commercial producer. In 2004, Lyle joined the KOTI/KOBI news operation.Lyle notes with pride that he has a big responsibility presenting the Klamath Basin to a wide and varied audience.
“The on-going water crisis has underscored the fact that the people and the issues in the Klamath Basin are every bit as diverse as the terrain. Winning and keeping the trust of the viewers, as well as the newsmakers, is something I strive for with each story”.
When he’s not busy reporting the news, Lyle enjoys astronomy, playing guitar, fixing old radios and listening to anything by Sheryl Crow.