At some Oregon schools, many kids not vaccinated – kgw.com

Many kids in Oregon schools not vaccinated


Pat Dooris, KGW Staff
8:18 p.m. PST February 3, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. — State health doctors continue to grow alarmed at the number of children in Oregon who are not getting vaccinated against measles and other diseases.

The most recent state records show that, as of January 2014, a total of 14,473 kids did not have one or more of their shots in Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington counties.

The children are not missing the shots. Their parents have opted not to get the required vaccines and signed a state form, letting the school know that.

St. Thomas Becket Academy in Lane County had the highest rate of non-immunizations at 72 percent. Seventy-four of the school’s 103 students did not get immunizations.

Woodland Charter School in Josephine County had 69 percent percent of students not vaccinated.

Shining Star private school in Portland had 68 percent of students opting out of shots.

In contrast, other schools had extremely high rates of kids who had received all of the required vaccines. All but 1 percent of kids were vaccinated at eight Washington County schools, including Jesuit High School, Evergreen Middle School and Sherwood Middle School.

Parkrose Middle School had the highest rate of immunized kids in Multnomah County, with 99 percent. Whitcomb Elementary and Baker Prairie Middle School were the two Clackamas schools with the highest rate of vaccinated kids, at 98 percent.

Search for your school: Below is a list of Oregon schools and the number of kids who do not have at least one required vaccine.

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