#42: Vaccines and Public Health in Olympia
With measles outbreaks occurring in several counties in Washington state this year, we wondered: what would happen if we had an outbreak in Olympia? How vulnerable are we? How do new state laws impact school-age families, and what more needs to be done to support public health? To answer these questions, we interviewed Jeanie Knight, division director for Disease Control and Prevention for Thurston County, and Dr. Rachel Wood, the public health officer for Thurston and Lewis Counties. Tune in to learn more about the local landscape for vaccine preventable illnesses.
For more in depth look at the numbers behind the statistics for local schools, check out this blog post.
There are some upcoming clinics this August to help families be ready for the new school year under the new state requirements for the MMR vaccine. See this flyer for details!