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What are the Whooping Cough Rates and Deadlines for Urban School Districts in California?

| September 21, 2011
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On The California Report this morning, Ana Tintocalis reported on the state law that requires California’s Middle and high school students to be vaccinated against pertussis, or whooping cough, in order to attend school.

Getting full compliance has been tough going. In San Francisco, for instance, roughly 14% of students are still not vaccinated or haven’t shown proof they’ve received the shot.

San Francisco and other districts that are keeping students home are losing thousands or in some cases millions of dollars because schools receive state funding based on attendance. So some districts are defying the law and allowing unvaccinated students on campus.

Listen to the report here:

And here’s the data on pertussis vaccination rates for the state’s large urban school districts, compiled by Ana Tintocalis:

Pertussis Vaccination Rates (7th – 12th Grade Students) in CA’S Large Urban School Districts, grouped by district deadlines

*all numbers are approximations

THE DEADLINE HAS PASSED
San Francisco Unified
Vaccination deadline: Sept. 15
Number of 7th to 12th grade students: Approx. 24,000
Number still not vaccinated: 2,000

San Jose Unified
Vaccination deadline: Sept. 15
Number of 7th to 12th grade students: Approx. 14,600
Number still not vaccinated: 116

Elk Grove Unified
Vaccination deadline: Sept. 13
Number of 7th to 12th grade students: Approx. 28,200
Number still not vaccinated: 140

Los Angeles Unified (year round)
Vaccination deadline for year-round schools: Aug. 1
Number of 7th to 12th grade year-round students: Approx. 1,890
Number still not vaccinated: 601

THE CLOCK IS TICKING

Oakland Unified
Vaccination deadline: Oct. 29
Number of 7th to 12th grade students: Approx. 13,000
Number of still need to be vaccinated: 1,900

Los Angeles Unified
Vaccination deadline: Oct. 7
Number of 7th to 12th grade students: Approx. 255,100
Number still need to be vaccinated: 209,570 (82%)

San Diego Unified
Vaccination deadline: Oct. 6
Number of 7th to 12th grade students: Approx. 66,000
Number still need to be vaccinated: 16,000

Long Beach Unified
Vaccination deadline: Oct. 7
Number of 7th to 12th grade students: Approx. 45,000

Number still need to be vaccinated: 4,500

Fresno Unified
Vaccination deadline: Sept. 22
Number of 7th to 12th grade students: Approx. 32,000
Number still need to be vaccinated: 4,840

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