According to the state Department of Health, San Juan County has the lowest vaccination rate in the state.
Of the 1,929 students enrolled in grades K-12, (2013-14), only 57.2 percent are vaccinated. Vaccinations are required but parents/guardians can, and do, obtain exemptions for their children.
Now, I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed, but even I know that Climate Change is real, bad calls were made in the Super Bowl, and the autism vaccine link has been debunked.
Folks, get your heads out of the sand.
Bus loads of our kids travel to America every week and come in contact with other children. California is experiencing the worst outbreak of measles and whooping cough since 2000. Tourist season is just around the corner.
It’s only a matter of time before we have an issue.
But don’t believe me. Educate yourself. Spend an hour on the Internet or talk to a couple of pediatricians.
In the meantime, don’t take your kids to Disneyland.
Mike Buettell/San Juan Island