2015-02-05 / Front Page

District, county move to vaccinate 107 students

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 - 11:15 a.m. - County Public Health Officer Dr. Robert Ryder and schools Superintendent Robin Hopper have organized a push to vaccinate 107 students who lack measles protection.

"Emergency vaccine clinics" will take place at seven schools next week, Dr. Ryder said.

A letter about the effort is scheduled to go home with all 1,700 district students this week. "A letter that is a little more pushy" will go to parents or guardians of the 107 students who lack measles protection, the doctor added.

About 10 percent of district students lack full protection for the virus. Communities that attain close to 95 percent vaccination rates can prevent the virus from spreading, even with a small number of unvaccinated individuals, Dr. Ryder explained.

Look for a full report on the vaccination drive in the Thursday, Feb. 12 MARIPOSA GAZETTE.

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