The map above shows schools in Illinois 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: Illinois State Board of Education
As the United States is on the verge of losing the measles-free status that it’s held for nearly two decades, the ABC7 I-Team is investigating measles vaccination rates at schools across our area.
Public health experts recommend a vaccination rate in the mid-90% range to create community immunity, also known as herd immunity. A 95% vaccination coverage level is considered by experts to be high enough to protect the larger school population from the spread of measles if the disease struck.
In Illinois, an I-Team analysis of vaccination data from the 2018 school year found 514 schools across Illinois where less than 95% of children were vaccinated for measles – potentially putting all of those students at risk.
The number of schools lower than the 95% measles protection rate is increasing in Illinois – up from 439 schools in 2016 and 455 in 2017. Schools that have a vaccination protection rate less than 95% are mapped in red here.
The data mapped here is for the 2018-2019 school year, the most recent published by the Illinois State Board of Education.