MMR vaccine exemption law change applies to public and private schools
Students are required to have the MMR vaccine or a proper exemption on or before the student’s first day of school
Last updated 9/6/2019 at 1:09pm
The Washington State Legislature passed a bill during the 2019 session that removes the personal and philosophical option to exempt children from the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine required for school and child-care entry.
The bill took effect July 28, and applies to public and private schools, as well as child-care facilities. This law does not change religious and medical exemption laws. Children who have one of these types of exemptions on file are not affected by the new law.
Students are required to have paperwork showing two doses of the MMR vaccine or a proper exemption...