By Rebecca Jefferis Williamson
August 8, 2019 (San Diego’s East County) -- If you have ever been curious about the immunization levels at your child’s school or preschool ---wonder no longer.
Shots for School offers information on school requirements, what the immunization levels are, and more. Preschools, K-12, universities and more are addressed on the site:
Elementary (kindergartens): https://www.shotsforschool.org/k-12/how-doing/
Middle schools (7th grade) : https://www.shotsforschool.org/7th-grade/how-doing/
According to Health and Safety code section 120375 and California Code regulation section 6075 facilities and schools are mandated to report as noted on the website.
Colored bubbles designate vaccination levels:
- Green: Safest (95-100% of students are fully vaccinated).
- Light yellow: Moderately Vulnerable (90-94% Fully vaccinated).
- Orange: More vulnerable (80-89.9% of students fully vaccinated).
- Red: Most vulnerable (less than 80.0% of students fully vaccinated).
- ?: Unknown risk (failed to report in 2017-2018).
The site lists the percentage of students with all required vaccine doses, as well as a breakdown for DTP (diptheria, tetanus, pertussis), Polio, MMR (measles, mumps, rubella_, HIB (flu), HEPB (Hepatitis B), and VAR (Chickenpox) vaccines.
In the school year 2017-2018 Learning Latitudes, a charter school in El Cajon, had a very low 10% immunization level for 7th graders.
ther geographic areas, such as Santee, generally had a percentage rate of 95% in the schools/facilities.
Preschool percentage rates can also be viewed. The link notes Kinder Academy in Alpine, for preschoolers, was 92%. Of the 2017-2018 preschool/childcare data available, facilities with less than 20 students are not listed. The student status can change during the school year.
El Cajon’s Naranca State Preschool reflected a 95% rate in 2017-2018.
SB792, as amended, requires staff and volunteers at childcare centers and family childcare homes to be have some immunizations unless a medical exemption is submitted from a physician.
The website will also reference what shots are needed for preschools/childcare facilities.
Check with your doctor for a medical exemption for your child.
Visit the site to see where your child's school or facility ranks. Enter the zip code for your area to localize the search. If your child is in a school/preschool in other areas than East County, that facility can be referenced as well.