Dan Onion, MD, MPH
Mt. Vernon/Vienna Health Officer
May 17, 2015
Last fall I wrote about the decreasing immunization rates among Maine school children and the threat that poses to all of us, especially them and their peers (September 2014 Mt. Vernon Newsletter). Tom Ward of Mt. Vernon alerted me today to the state-wide reports from the Maine Center for Disease Control of Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR) immunization rates in kindergarten and first grade for each Maine school. The report is very worrisome (http://www.pressherald.com/2015/05/17/state-data-show-dangerous-levels-of-unvaccinated-students/). Some grade schools in Maine have under 80% of children vaccinated in kindergarten and first grade.