Vaccination rates of kindergarteners in Oklahoma public and private schools varied widely in the 2018-19 school year, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health’s survey.
Oklahoma kindergarteners are required to be vaccinated for 10 diseases unless they receive exemptions: diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox, polio, hepatitis A and hepatitis B.
Dozens of schools did not respond to the survey, and are not required by law to do so. The health department withheld data for schools with fewer than 10 enrolled kindergarteners to protect student anonymity.[table “” not found /]
Source: Oklahoma State Department of Health 2018-19 survey of public and private schools.
* Up to date for all vaccines is defined as 4 or 5 doses of DTaP, 3 or 4 doses of polio, 2 or more doses of MMR, 3 or more doses of Hep B, 2 or more doses of Hep A, and 1 or more doses of varicella administered according to recommended age and intervals.
** An exemption is defined as documentation on file for a vaccine exemption to one or more antigens. There are three different types of exemptions: medical, religious and personal.