Exempt vs. Unvaccinated

In Washington, an exemption does not mean unvaccinated. Only 4.1% of Washington students have a non-medical exemption on file*.  An exemption is required even if only one injection in a series is missing.  Washington requires 16 injections; a student with 15 of 16 injections, and a student with 0 of 16 injections both file an exemption.  Very few children have exemptions for all vaccines.  The rate of exemption for individual vaccines varies from 2.6-3.2%.  So any individual vaccine has at least 96.8% compliance.

CDC Exemption Statement






*All statistics are from the Washington Department of Health.  http://www.doh.wa.gov/DataandStatisticalReports/Immunization/SchoolReports


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