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Sat Sep 14, 2019, 07:57 PM

Hundreds of students not compliant with new vaccine law in western Washington

As districts headed back to school, thousands of students across the state who claim personal vaccine exemptions must receive the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine, or they could face being excluded from school.

A new law that went into effect in July removes the personal and philosophical exemption for the MMR vaccine and requires those students either get vaccinated for those viruses or claim a religious or medical exemption for the MMR vaccine in order to attend public schools and daycares.

In the 2018-19 school year, 3.7% of exempted students, or 41,871 kids, claimed a personal exemption, according to data from the Washington State Department of Health.

In Seattle, the district said it sent letters in June to families of 300 students who claimed a personal exemption and informed them of the changes. If those students still aren’t in compliance by early October, Seattle Public Schools spokesperson Tim Robinson said the district will send “pre-exclusion” letters giving students 30 days to show they are either vaccinated or in the process of getting vaccinated. After that, non-compliant students won’t be able to enter district buildings.


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BigmanPigman Sep 2019 #1

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Sat Sep 14, 2019, 08:26 PM

1. Good! As a former teacher who

got both chicken pox (no vaccine around when I got it as an adult) and mono and a zillion other illnesses over 20 years I say, "Stay home! You are endangering the health/lives of others!".

Every teacher I have ever known shares the same sentiment. The ant-vax nuts are easily influenced. No wonder Putin's bots are pushing it (divide America through social media).

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