The map above shows schools in Southern California that reported vaccination numbers for the 2018-2019 school year, the most recent available. To find the measles vaccination rate at a specific school, click the drop down menu to find your school.
The schools that have met the herd immunity standard of 95% are shown in green, and the schools that fall below a measles vaccination rate below 95% are shown in red.
Source: California Department of Public Health
In Los Angeles County, there have been 18 measles cases among residents, plus 11 cases among non-residents. The majority of cases were people who were not immunized, or people who did not know whether they had ever been immunized against measles.
A study in The Lancet Infectious Diseases shows that LA county is one of the most vulnerable areas in the U.S., in terms of being exposed to measles, mostly due to the large number of travelers who come from countries where there are active measles outbreaks.
Nearly 400 schools in Los Angeles County reported kindergarten immunization rates that did not meet the recommended 95% vaccination rate for herd immunity.
According to data from the California Department of Public Health, the rate of kindergarteners getting medical exemptions allowing them to forgo being vaccinated against measles increased by almost 700% in the year after the state banned personal exemptions.
In California, one of the school districts with the most medical exemptions is the L.A. Unified School District.
But a new, recently passed California state law aims to make it harder for doctors to grant medical exemptions to parents who request them.