Update on Measels Outbreak for BSD Families

  • 1/31/19 

    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. 

     

DOH measels infographic
Measles graphic

Resources & Information

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.

Last Modified on January 31, 2019