Public health officials say more kindergarteners are entering California’s schools without obtaining their required vaccinations.
An interactive map from KidsData.org displays vaccination rates for California kindergarteners by county.
In a California Healthline Special Report by Rachel Dornhelm, experts discussed the recent uptick in parents seeking personal belief exemptions from state immunization requirements.
The Special Report includes comments from:
- Bruce Horwitz, an Oakland pediatrician;
- Barbara Loe Fisher, co-founder and president of the National Vaccine Information Center;
- John Talarico, director of California Department of Public Health’s Immunization Branch; and
- Karen, a parent who plans to apply for a personal belief exemptionÂ (Dornhelm, California Healthline, 5/9).
The complete transcript of this Special Report is available as a PDF.