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  1. Michelle 8 hours ago8 hours ago

    As a teacher who interacts with hundreds of students everyday, I feel that herd immunity is very important. When I chose to be a teacher, the most dangerous thing I worried about was the flu. I am not a first responder or a medical professional. I shouldn't have this added worry. We say we love our teachers: Let's keep schools safe for them. Don't make my shots worthless because of the choices you make … Read More

    As a teacher who interacts with hundreds of students everyday, I feel that herd immunity is very important. When I chose to be a teacher, the most dangerous thing I worried about was the flu. I am not a first responder or a medical professional. I shouldn’t have this added worry. We say we love our teachers: Let’s keep schools safe for them. Don’t make my shots worthless because of the choices you make for your child. Don’t make life more dangerous for my little ones.

  2. Kathleen 2 months ago2 months ago

    This is all pretty idiotic. Children’s vaccine records are private. You wouldn’t know if a child has AIDS because of HIPAA laws, or even something extremely contagious like mono, but you’re worried about a couple of childhood diseases? Just stop it with the madness, and leave the vaccine discussions at home where they belong.

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    • jonathan wright 2 months ago2 months ago

      OK but you do realize that if SB 276 passes that your vaccination records will no longer be private, right? Check the actual bill and you will see that everyone from the CDC to your insurance company to the California Department of Welfare can access those records. It effectively removes all medial records privacy in regards to vaccinations.

  3. Joy 3 months ago3 months ago

    It appears not all schools are listed. There are many small schools within 30 miles of my house that I can’t find data for. Is this because they are such small schools? My son will be going to a school that has under 100 students, and a class for K under 10, I feel I should have the ability to access this same information.

  4. Clayton Moore 3 months ago3 months ago

    Thank you for the fine information. From the recent, well researched book Fantasyland by Kurt Andersen, page 379 examined anti vaccine hysteria. “A population’s herd immunity starts to collapse and permit infectious epidemics when as few as six (6) percent forego immunization.”

  5. Nona Loftis 3 months ago3 months ago

    I've looked up the school where I teach and the percent of fully vaccinated kindergarteners is above 94%. I looked up quite a few schools in and out of San Diego County and found they have about the same and some with higher percentage fully vaccinated. The sample school used appears to be non-typical which gives the impression that the percentage for schools is that low. When a parent begins to enroll … Read More

    I’ve looked up the school where I teach and the percent of fully vaccinated kindergarteners is above 94%. I looked up quite a few schools in and out of San Diego County and found they have about the same and some with higher percentage fully vaccinated. The sample school used appears to be non-typical which gives the impression that the percentage for schools is that low. When a parent begins to enroll in TK or Kindergarten, they are given detailed information on the required vaccines.

  6. Bob Capriles 3 months ago3 months ago

    This data appear to only be elementary or perhaps elementary and middle schools. Is there data available for high schools?

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    • Daniel J. Willis 3 months ago3 months ago

      The data is vaccination rates for incoming kindergarteners so it only includes K-5 and K-8 schools. There are requirements for incoming 7th graders as well but that data hasn’t been released for 2018-19 yet, and it’s a much smaller number of required shots.

  7. Eleanor Sheffield 3 months ago3 months ago

    Stunning. Flagrant abuse by parents–and school administrators–of medical exemptions. Their extensive parent handbook doesn’t have a word about state-required vaccines, although it has plenty of information about dress code, lice, attendance, and why students shouldn’t use media (may I suggest the CDC website as an educational tool?) This school shows exactly why SB 276 is needed in California.

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    • jonathan wright 2 months ago2 months ago

      Not really ... if you overlay the data from the known measles outbreak in California in 2019 and the list of schools with the most medical exemptions you can see that there is no correlation. Those areas did not have higher infection rates, so the premise is invalid and the bill itself will cost $50 million to implement and another $30 million a year from the general fund to keep running - all for two … Read More

      Not really … if you overlay the data from the known measles outbreak in California in 2019 and the list of schools with the most medical exemptions you can see that there is no correlation. Those areas did not have higher infection rates, so the premise is invalid and the bill itself will cost $50 million to implement and another $30 million a year from the general fund to keep running – all for two positions that will perform redundant reviews that both the California Medical Board and the Department of Public Health already do and are infinitely more qualified to do. This Bill written by the senator with the largest campaign donations by the pharma industry – over 95K. This is about nothing but pharma profits …