Measles - What You Need to Know

U.S. measles concern: See local vaccination rates for your child’s school

Each year, the Journal-News creates the only public database of school-level vaccination rates.

The database shows that while Ohio’s overall vaccination rate remains high, there are pockets of low immunization rates at some area kindergarten, seventh grade and 12th grade classrooms.

This data provides insight for public health officials and parents, particularly as vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles are making a comeback in some parts of the U.S.

Last Thursday, more than 200 students and staff at two Los Angeles universities have been placed under quarantine because they may have been exposed to measles and either have not been vaccinated or cannot verify that they are immune.

There are no cases in Ohio, though the U.S. measles case count just reached its highest rate in 25 years, with close to 700 confirmed cases. That includes outbreaks in neighboring Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky.

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Associated Press contributed to this report.

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