L.A. Unified School District Begins Efforts To Track Under-Immunized Kindergarteners
The Los Angeles Unified School District has begun hiring temporary and full-time nurses to help with efforts to track which kindergarten students in the district begin school under-immunized. California law requires children entering kindergarten to obtain vaccinations for several diseases, including measles. However, a previous report by KPCC's "KPCC News' and the CHCF Center for Health Reporting noted that schools do not have reporting guidelines to keep track of whether the parents get their children up to date on vaccinations after the school year begins. The center is supported by a grant from the California HealthCare Foundation, which publishes California Healthline.
- "LA Unified Taking Steps To Track Under-Vaccinated Kids" (Plevin, "KPCC News," KPCC, 2/18).