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Area school districts see gains in vaccination rates

Area school districts see gains in vaccination rates

Area school districts made gains in the rates of vaccinated students because of a change in state law that eliminated personal exemptions as a reason not to immunize children, according to an Orange County Grand Jury report released earlier this week.

“Each district planned well in advance of the change and acted early and successfully in their efforts,” said the report, which listed year-by-year vaccination rates for 24 school districts in the county dating to the 2013-14 school year.

“Districts that already had high percentages continued to achieve those results by relying on tried-and-true methods. Districts that started with lower percentages made use of trained staff,...

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