August 06, 2017


Countywide, 96.6 percent of kindergartners had all required vaccinations last year and the statewide rate of 95.6 percent was the highest ever reported for the current set of immunization requirements, which began during the 2001-02 school year.

Likely driving the upward trend was SB 277, a law passed in 2015 that ended the personal-belief exemption for vaccinations. Students entering school last fall were the first to be subject to the new law.