School vaccination rates: What the CDC is not telling parents

Mercola – by Barbara Loe Fisher

The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) recently reported that the federal government has directed all public and private schools to publish vaccination and personal belief vaccine exemption rates, even though less than 1.7 percent of kindergarten children have any vaccine exemptions and less than 1 percent of children under 36 months old are unvaccinated.1,2,3

This Centers for Disease Control (CDC) directive comes at a time when nationwide, 94 percent of kindergarten students have gotten multiple doses of federally recommended vaccines for the past three decades,4 including five doses of pertussis and two doses of measles containing vaccines.  

But what the CDC is not telling parents is the rest of the story about the real health status of school children in America.

Perhaps the CDC is pursuing higher and higher vaccination rates and gutting vaccine exemptions to try to take attention away from the chronic disease and disability epidemic sweeping through classrooms that makes it harder and harder for children to learn and be healthy.

California: CDC’s Role Model

California is serving as the CDC’s role model for how states can go about shaming schools with less than a 95 percent vaccine coverage rate and blaming students with non-medical vaccine exemptions for endangering the public health.

After California health officials joined with the liability-free pharmaceutical and medical trade industries this year to lobby for elimination of the personal belief vaccine exemption (PBE) so they could segregate partially and unvaccinated children into homeschools,5 they created a new website with an interactive map.

There they posted the names and addresses of kindergarten and middle schools; the numbers of children enrolled; the personal belief exemption (PBE) rate; up to date (UTD) vaccination rate, and the coverage rates for nine state mandated vaccines, including DPT, polio, MMR, hepatitis B, and varicella zoster vaccines.6

Putting Color Stars on Schools

The CDC has created a similar national website dedicated to incentivizing all states to use electronic medical records and vaccine tracking systems to publish school vaccination and PBE rates.7

But health officials in California have gone one step further: they also “rate” schools from “safest” to “most vulnerable” with the following color-coded rating system:

GREEN * Safest. 95 to 100 percent of students fully vaccinated
YELLOW * Moderately Vulnerable. 90 to 95 percent fully vaccinated
ORANGE * More Vulnerable. 80 to 89 percent fully vaccinated
RED * Most Vulnerable. Less than 79.9 percent fully vaccinated
BLUE * Did Not Report in 2014 to 2015

Giving Parents More Relevant School Health Information

If government health officials are determined to violate the medical privacy of children, and post detailed vaccination and PBE rates for schools, then at the end of the 2015 to 2016 school year, parents should have access to much more relevant health information about each school and the students attending those schools, information like:

  • The total number of sick days taken by students due to illness
  • The percentage of students infected with HIV, hepatitis, tuberculosis, syphilis, and other transmittable diseases
  • The percentage of chronically ill students on medication for asthma, diabetes, ADHD, epilepsy, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and depression
  • The percentage of students with life-threatening peanut and other severe allergies
  • The percentage of students with learning disabilities, autism, and other conditions requiring special education services
  • The percentage of fully vaccinated and unvaccinated students whocontracted infectious diseases

The Immune Deficient: More Virus Shedding and Transmission

Parents may also want to know the percentage of children in each school who have cancer and other immune-compromising diseases. Immune-deficient children and adults, whether or not they have been vaccinated, are much more vulnerable to becoming infected with both wild type and vaccine-strain viruses.

The immune-compromised also are more likely to shed wild type and vaccine-strain viruses for longer periods of time in their body fluids, and transmit viral infections to other vaccinated and unvaccinated persons.8

If, in the name of transparency and the public health, government health officials are going to identify and demonize schools with a vaccine coverage rate of less than 95 percent and encourage discrimination against and segregation of students with religious and conscientious belief vaccine exemptions.

Especially when almost no medical condition qualifies for a medical exemption9–  then parents deserve to know the truth and nothing but the truth about the health of children attending different schools.

How Many Highly Vaccinated Students Are Not Well?

Just exactly how many children attending public and private schools with different vaccine coverage rates are chronically sick and disabled?10,11

How many are taking medication for severe allergies, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and depression;12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22 or are suffering with learning disabilities, ADHD, and autism;23,24,25,26 or are severely immune compromised and sick with cancer, HIV, hepatitis, tuberculosis, syphilis, and other kinds of immune-compromising diseases, some of them transmissible?27,28,29,30,31,32,33

These crippling medical conditions have increased by 10 to 100 percent or more among school children over the past 30 years at exactly the same time that public health officials have pounded children with three times more vaccinations than children used to get.

There are long-standing vaccine safety research gaps that the Institute of Medicine identified 20 years ago and as recently as 2013,34,35,36 including lack of adequate evidence that the government’s childhood vaccine schedule of 49 doses of 14 vaccines before age 6 is safe.37

And there are still no credible scientific studies funded by government to compare the health of highly vaccinated children with children receiving fewer or no vaccines.

Full Transparency or Respect for Human Rights?

Full transparency about the health of schools and student populations would provide parents with a way to identify which schools and school populations are actually healthier, not simply how many children in a school have personal belief vaccine exemptions, or what color star public health officials have pinned on them.

Of course, a more intelligent and compassionate operation of our nation’s public health program would serve the people much better, starting with respect for the human right to informed consent to medical risk taking and rejection of the politics of demonization, discrimination, and segregation.38

Protect your right to know and freedom to choose by becoming a vaccine choice advocate in your community today. Go to and to learn how. It’s your health. Your Family. Your Choice.

5 thoughts on “School vaccination rates: What the CDC is not telling parents

  1. “Perhaps the CDC is pursuing higher and higher vaccination rates and gutting vaccine exemptions to try to take attention away from the chronic disease and disability epidemic sweeping through classrooms…”

    Which only exacerbates the problem, since it’s due to the vaccines in the first place.

    “… parents should have access to much more relevant health information about each school and the students attending those schools,…”

    The only “relevant health information” parents need to know is that those vaccines are TOXIC, and shouldn’t be allowed to be forced on their children for ANY reason whatsoever!!!

  2. I always stump the shit out of them when i ask them why they are concerned for my non vaccinated risks ..

    Obviously if the other people are vaccinated why would they fear my non vaccinated self?

    they stare at the wall with no answers , and come back with an unrelated argument ( typ. liberal action)

    its probably let the truth be known,, no one is truly “vaccinated” for life , the gotta be vaccinated crap its all bullshit

    I also love it when i throw the reality at them, as I’m 53 and never been vaccinated and am way more healthy than any of these fools, same with all of my parents , their parents and all of my siblings

    those that have passed away ( old age above 85 years old ) were due to other health issues not related to any so called un- vaccinated risk

    so this junk science can KMA, and anyone who pushes it

    1. When you stump them by asking them why their vaccinated children are at risk from your unvaccinated children, they must be extremely ill informed. Be ready for the slightly less ill informed comeback: the reason we fear your unvaccinated children is because *some* children (such as infants) and some other people (the immune compromised) are not able to receive the recommended vaccines. Therefore, your selfish choice to be unvaccinated is putting our unvaccinated children/people at risk! (because we surely would vaccinate if we only could, but my baby is too young to receive the vaccine! or this other person here has cancer and cannot receive a vaccine!)

      So, that is the slightly less ill-informed comeback. Which is of course still full of Sh*t.

      What these folks should be concerned about is all the freshly vaccinated people shedding vaccines which puts their unvaccinated infant at risk! Except…. unvaccinated people do have the chance to build fully functioning immune systems that will serve them well throughout their possibly long lives.

      Unfortunately, they can’t handle the truth about this junk science. The indoctrination runs very deep.

      You are correct, Enemy of the state, on all points.

  3. The cdc, like the criminal fed, is a private jew-run criminal corporation. If they [or the homicidal fda] say ” do this” I do exactly the opposite.

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