Seattle school system says if students aren't vaccinated, they can't return to classes
The district made the announcement last week and is offering free immunization clinics.About 2,000 students need their immunization records updated, Seattle schools spokesman Tim Robinson told CNN affiliate KCPQ-TV. The division sent letters to parents last week and are now offering free immunization clinics to help expedite the process. Clinics will be available Monday and Friday of next week, the school system's website said.
Seattle public school students without current vaccinations at risk of exclusion from school . Students in Seattle who do not have the required vaccinations could be prevented from The Seattle Public School District is comprised of 50,000 students and 104 schools , according to CNN.
SEATTLE , Washington (CNN) -- More than 1,400 Seattle Public Schools students are still at risk of being excluded from school if they don't provide verified vaccination Those absences could be changed to excused once the student has returned to school with updated records , the system said .
More than 980 Seattle Public Schools studentsor exemptions and may be excluded from school starting Wednesday, the school district said.
Last month, the district announced January 8 as the deadline for students to provide verified records or be pulled out of class and have their parents and guardians contacted, a spokesman previously told CNN.
This week, officials urged students without confirmed vaccination records to stay home Wednesday.
Get vaccinated, or miss class: Seattle Public Schools warns parents of 2,300 students to update vaccine paperwork
Seattle Public Schools has informed parents if their student doesn't have updated immunization records by Jan. 8, they won't be allowed back in class.The district posted a notice on Dec. 20 informing parents of the decision, citing Washington state law and the state's recently-passed bill that removes the "personal" and "philosophical" options to exempt children from the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine.
(CNN) — More than 1,400 Seattle Public Schools students are still at risk of being excluded from school if they don’t provide verified vaccination records by Wednesday Those absences could be changed to excused once the student has returned to school with updated records , the system said .
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"If students without updated immunization records arrive at school, they will be placed in a designated room or space and the child's family will be contacted to come pick them up," a news release from the school district said. "Once immunization compliance is achieved, students may return to school."
This is all following a Washington state law that went into effect over the summer, which says families can't use personal and philosophical reasons to avoid having their children vaccinated with the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine, the state's department of health said.
The law requires that students are fully vaccinated, be in the process of completing immunizations or have a signed Certificate of Exemption -- religious or medical -- in order to attend school.
Seattle Public Schools Won’t Allow Unvaccinated Kids to Return to Class After Winter Break
Seattle Schools Won’t Allow Unvaccinated Kids to ReturnOn Dec. 20, the city school system announced that in order to be in compliance with Washington state law, “student records must reflect updated immunization status by January 8, 2020, or students cannot attend school until the required information is provided to the school nurse.
Seattle Public Schools said it is missing immunization records for about one in ten students . The district sent letters to about 5,700 students ’ families Oct. 28th notifying them that they will be barred from school beginning Jan. 8th if they still lack proof of the required immunizations, exemptions, or
Harrisburg School District isn't yet banning kids without immunizations from school , but is still working with Elsewhere, York City School District had 219 students being excluded from school Aug. Susquehanna Township School District had only one student being excluded from classes
School sponsored clinics
Last month, 2,200 students still needed to update their records -- a number that dropped to 1,400 last week.
The district -- serving more than 50,000 students across 104 schools -- sponsored three free immunization clinics after sending a letter to parents warning that students wouldn't be able to return without complete vaccination records.
At least 135 students were immunized at those clinics, school system spokesman Tim Robinson had said.
There are also 28 school-based health centers that can still help families of students who need vaccinations, the school system
Pon Voatsay told CNN affiliatehis family had just moved from Florida and got a notice from the district a couple weeks ago.
"Disease can be spread among kids -- especially a bunch of kids together in the same place," he said. "I'm concerned about my kids' well-being, so whatever is needed I will get it."
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