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Good Vaccination Compliance Reported In Nevada Co

With the second-lowest school vaccination in California last school year, Nevada County parents appear to be complying much better, as classes resume this week. A new law now bans personal and religious belief exemptions, with the exception of a valid medical issue. In March, an unvaccinated student was diagnosed with measles at Yuba River Charter School, closing the school to all unvaccinated students. But director Ron Charles says no child has been sent home…

click to listen to Director Charles

Meanwhile, at the Grass Valley Elementary School District, the largest K-8 in the county, Superintendent Eric Frederickson says they did have to send six 7th graders home, all from Gilmore School…

click to listen to Superintendent Frederickson

And at the second-largest K-8 district, the Pleasant Ridge Elementary School District, Superintendent Rusty Clark says they’ve also had 100-percent compliance. The latest figures, for last school year, showed that Nevada County’s school vaccination rate had improved, at 77-percent. But health officials say the rate needs to be 92-percent, to prevent disease outbreaks.

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