County Health Officer Issues Letter on Measles
Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Celeste Philip has released a letter to parents and guardians, alerting them of current state and national measles outbreaks. In this letter (provided in Spanish and English), she outlines the serious threat measles presents to unvaccinated or under-vaccinated children and strongly encourages any unvaccinated children to get the measles vaccine as soon as possible. SCOE strongly supports this valuable information being shared with parents and guardians and has asked school districts to share the letters with their school communities.
"Schools and parents have the same goal: Ensuring the safety and health of each child so that they are free to learn," said County Superintendent Steve Herrington. "As we watch measles outbreaks impact the nation and parts of California, reliable information is crucial to helping parents make the best decision for their child. I commend our county health officer for proactively providing this important information to local parents and guardians."