Update on Measels Outbreak for BSD Families
As you are likely aware, there is a large measles outbreak in Clark County, in southwest Washington. Additionally, King County has confirmed a measles case. So far there are no reported cases of measles in Kitsap County.
We encourage you to read this updated letter (in English & Spanish) from the Kitsap Public Health District about the current measles outbreak in Washington state.
We are following guidance provided by the Kitsap Public Health District. We have been reaching out to families with incomplete or missing immunization records. We are also contacting families who may be missing documents or required signatures for a personal, medical or religious waiver.
If the local Health Officer issues an order due to an outbreak in Kitsap County, children will be excluded from school, even if they have an immunization waiver.
- This update sent to BSD families 1/31/19 via email. If you did not receive this email, please contact your child's school or the District office at 360-473-1000 and request a log-in for "Family Access" so you can update your contact information and communication preferences. Thank you.
Resources & Information
Kitsap Public Health District Information & Updates
- Measles outbreak webpage
- 1/25/19 update
- Please note: We sent this letter out on 1/25/19 understand that due to spam filters, some families could not view the English version of the letter which was embedded in the message. We apologize for any frustration and appreciate your patience as we work through a few wrinkles in our recent system upgrade.
Washington State Department of Health Resources
- Immunization Requirements 2018-19 (English)
- Immunization Requirements 2018-19 (Spanish)
- Additional languages available (click here)
Low-cost or no-cost vaccinations are available
According to the Washington State Department of Health, Washington provides MMR and MMRV vaccines at no cost for kids through age 18, and they’re available from healthcare providers across the state. Providers may charge an office visit fee and a fee to give the vaccine, called an administration fee. However, if you can’t afford the administration fee, you may ask your provider to waive it. Learn more here.