Private Schools Not Reporting Their Vaccination Rates
Recent reports show high vaccination rates throughout the state due to a strict new law, but private schools are not being held accountable for their data.
200 LA County Private Schools Didn't Report Vaccination Data
California public health officials were cheered by data released last week showing that the percentage of fully immunized kindergartners statewide had risen to nearly 96 percent in the current school year. But the picture is not entirely clear in Los Angeles County, where about three out of 10 private schools failed to report their vaccination data, and in Riverside County, where nearly one in four private schools did not report. (Plevin, 4/17)
Santa Rosa Press Democrat:
Sonoma County Childhood Vaccination Rates Rise As Stricter California Law Kicks In
Broader parental awareness is part of what’s driving increasing rates of immunization for schoolchildren in California, public health officials say. The other major factor is a new state law, now passing its first full year of implementation, which requires nearly all children be vaccinated before entering kindergarten. The law, Senate Bill 277, established the strictest immunization requirements in the nation for kids in public and private school, eliminating exemptions previously granted for personal and religious beliefs. It was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2015 and went into effect last year. (Espinoza, 4/14)