At some Arizona schools, more than 30 percent of children haven't been vaccinated against such dangerous infectious diseases as whooping cough and measles.
Parents, state Representative Juan Mendez says, have a right to know which ones.
The Arizona Department of Health lists vaccination rates for kindergarten and sixth-grade children online for most public, charter, and private schools. But, to find the data, you have to know where to look and then wade through a hefty spreadsheet.
Mendez (D-Tempe) argues that the information should be prominently displayed — as easy to access as updates about attendance boundaries and parent-teacher conferences. So he's proposed a bill that would require individual schools to list vaccination rates on their websites. Continue…