Somerset County High on the List of Maine Schools With Low Rate of Measles Vaccinations
According to the Bangor Daily News, the last confirmed case of measles was in 2017 after a patient had traveled overseas. With the continuing trend of anti-vax parents, vaccination rates in Maine kindergarteners are low.
While the CDC recommends children get vaccinated before kindergarten, Maine does allow parents to exempt their children for philosophical reasons, medical reasons, or religious grounds. Although that may soon change. Currently, "Somerset and Knox counties have the highest percentages of schools where fewer than 95 percent of kindergarteners had the measles vaccine..."
A map has been created so you can check your local elementary school to see if your child may be at risk here.