WASHINGTON: 323 students excluded from school due to vaccine rules

A total of 323 Spokane Public Schools students were excluded from school because they either claimed a personal exemption or didn’t have the proper paperwork.

A total of 323 Spokane Public Schools students were not allowed to come to school on Monday because they either claimed a personal exemption for the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine or they didn’t have the proper paperwork.   

A Washington law that went into effect in July no longer allows for personal exemptions for the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. It requires students to either get vaccinated or claim a religious or medical exemption in order to attend public schools and day cares.

At SPS, 23 students have claimed personal exemptions, which the state no longer allows. Another 300 students didn’t have the proper paperwork that shows they received their required vaccinations. 

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