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Almost 9 in 10 Washington's kindergarteners fully immunized for school

 

September 11, 2019



Student immunization coverage held steady, according to data released today by the Washington State Department of Health. As of November of last year, just over 86 percent of kindergarteners had all required immunizations to start school- about the same as the past three years.

About 5 percent of Washington kindergartners had an exemption, or waiver from immunizations, on file for a medical, personal, or religious reason. And 7 percent were “out of compliance” with immunization requirements—meaning they didn’t have all of their vaccinations up to date or were missing paperwork. The remaining students were “conditional,” and were getting caught up on their vaccinations or paper...



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