CDPH Reports Kindergarten Vaccination Rates Highest in 15 Years

This week, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the results of the annual immunization assessment of children entering kindergarten in California in the 2016-17 school year and found that vaccination rates among kindergarteners are at their highest rate since 2001. According to the report, 96 percent of students attending kindergarten in 2016-17 had received all required vaccinations, up from 93 percent in 2015-16. CDPH acknowledged the work of the state and local health departments, schools and community organizations, and Senator Pan’s SB 277 (Chapter 35, Statutes of 2015), for contributing to the improved kindergarten vaccination rates. The CDPH press release is available here.