LETTER: Vaccination rates higher than they appear

Regarding the story, “Possible measles exposure in Squamish and Whistler,” published on Feb. 28, based on data from Squamish Waldorf School records, our student immunization rate is closer to 77 per cent. While elementary schools are not currently responsible for collecting immunization records, for preschools, it is mandatory. We compiled the statistics on measles vaccinations for our current preschool, which has thirty-one students aged 3 to 5 years, and 24 of them, or 77 per cent have received their initial measles vaccine. Most of our preschoolers go on to kindergarten, and we expect that rate to be in line with the rest of the immunization rate for our student body.

Squamish Waldorf School is committed to maintaining a healthy school environment where the physical, social and intellectual needs of the child are addressed, and we welcome the mandatory reporting of vaccinations for school-aged children recently announced by the BC government.

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Gabriel Alden Hull

Principal of Squamish Waldorf School

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