- Associated Press - Monday, September 16, 2019

SEATTLE (AP) - As districts headed back to school, thousands of students across the state who claim personal vaccine exemptions must receive the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine, or they could be forced from school.

KING-TV reports a law that went into effect in July removes the personal and philosophical exemption for the MMR vaccine. Those students must get vaccinated or claim a religious or medical exemption for the vaccine in order to attend public schools and daycares.

In the 2018-19 school year, about 41,871 kids, claimed a personal exemption.

In Seattle, the district sent letters to families of 300 students who claimed a personal exemption.

If those students still aren’t in compliance by early October, the district will send letters giving students 30 days to show they are either vaccinated or in the process of getting vaccinated.


Information from: KING-TV, http://www.king5.com/

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