Spokane schools to get tough about vaccinations, remove children

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Reportage in the Health and Prevention Centre run by the local committee for social hygiene (CDHS) in Lyon, France. MMR vaccination. Priorix immunises against measles, mumps and rubella.

Reportage in the Health and Prevention Centre run by the local committee for social hygiene (CDHS) in Lyon, France. MMR vaccination.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Spokane school district is getting tough about student vaccines.

School officials told The Spokesman-Review newspaper they planned to start removing unvaccinated children from classrooms starting on Monday.

This is the first time Washington’s law to exclude children from school if they can’t show proof they have been vaccinated or have a signed waiver will be enforced in the state’s second largest school district.

District spokesman Kevin Morrison says the recent measles outbreak across the nation has pushed the district to review its vaccine compliance rate. What they discovered led them to change their process and insist on documentation for every child.

District officials estimate about 922 students are out of compliance.

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  • Ken

    So I guess that means that the parents/custodians of said child that is removed will be identified by the state/county so that they will not have to pay the education portion of the property tax bill. Or does the state have the right to take money from you and then exclude you from any services?

    I understand the districts concern but, this is a slippery slope. For those that vaccinated their kids it isn’t an issue – hence, the word vaccine. I am NOT advocating the no vaccine position. I am saying there is more to the stance of “kick the kids out”. Also, after you “kick the kids out” you realize they are still not vaccinated right? Now I guess they are free to roam the streets with the get out of school free pass that has been issued. What a stellar solution to the problem.

  • The World is Ending

    The anti vaccine group have made their decision based on a report that even the doctor that wrote it has admitted that it was wrong and based totally on lies, they also make all their anti vaccine decisions based on personal feelings not strong scientific evidence.

    • Do what they told you

      Your statement is so beyond false it’s amazing to see so many still make post false comments.

      Wakefield never said vaccines cause autism. Do your research before posting and spreading lies.

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