CDPH Releases 2018-19 Childcare Immunization Report
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) this week released a report and listing of schools summarizing fall immunization rates at childcare facilities for the previous 2018-19 school year. The most recent report found that 95.9 percent of children attending childcare facilities in 2018-19 were reported to have received all required vaccinations, a 0.3 percentage point increase from the 2017-18 school year and a 6.7 percentage point over a five-year period since 2013-14. The 2018-19 rate is the highest reported rate for the current set of immunization requirements for childcare facilities which began in the 2001-02 school year.
Further, in 2018-19, five (9%) counties reported fewer than 95 percent of their children as having received one or more doses of MMR vaccinate, compared to three (5%) counties in 2017-18 and 17 (29%) counties in 2015-16. The proportion of children in 2018-19 reported as having a permanent medical exemption increased from 0.6 percent to 0.7 percent compared to 2017-18.
The full report from CDPH is available here.