90 Sacramento-area schools don’t meet vaccine guidelines. Are they ‘tinder of a disease wildfire?
Amid the worst national measles outbreak in a quarter of a century, more than 90 Sacramento County schools do not have vaccination rates high enough to achieve community immunity against the preventable disease.
More than a dozen of these schools are private and charter schools that reported a disproportionate number of the county’s 309 medical exemptions.
Some of these schools dipped slightly below 95 percent, the threshold considered necessary to defend sick kids who can’t get shots, according to 2018-2019 school year data from the California Department of Public Health.