Seattle Public Schools sent out a warning to parents that thousands of students could be banned from returning to school after Christmas break if they are not up to date on their vaccinations. “Personal” or “philosophical” exemptions for the MMR vaccine were eliminated by Washington state lawmakers in May of 2019.
Duluth, Minnesota: Essentia told employees, volunteers, students, and vendors that they have three options: get the flu shot, get a religious or medical exemption, or lose their jobs. Dr. Rajesh Prabhu says it is essential to take a mandatory approach in order to get high compliance. The nurses’ union will fight any terminations for a policy it says is unnecessary, intrusive, and may not even be effective.