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800 unvaccinated school kids told to stay home today in Seattle.

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NRSKarenRN has 40 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion.

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800 unvaccinated school kids told to stay home today in Seattle

https://abcnews.go.com/Health/800-unvaccinated-school-kids-told-stay-home-today/story?id=68145475&cid=clicksource_4380645_null_twopack_hed

Washington passed a law last year eliminating personal vaccination exemptions.   Wednesday 1/8/2020 Seattle Public schools started enforcing the law after numerous outreaches to parents/guardians.

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... Seattle Public Schools started with 7,000 unvaccinated students among approximately 54,000, officials said. After holding a series of free vaccination clinics and sending warning letters to 2,274 students, advising that they'd have to stay home if they weren't vaccinated by Jan. 8, that number fell significantly.   ....

...The new law came in response to two measles outbreaks in the state in 2019, which sickened more people in Washington in a single year than any since 1990, according to the Washington State Department of Health....

 

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TriciaJ has 39 years experience as a RN and specializes in Psych, Corrections, Med-Surg, Ambulatory.

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Hooray for Seattle.  Now if they could just put their heads together and come up with some abatement of the homeless problem (hint:  many struggle with mental illness and there are no longer hospitals where they can get long-term help) they might just avert the next major public health crisis.

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