Northwest Catholic

School immunization policy updated to reflect Catholic teaching

SEATTLE — Students at the archdiocese’s 73 Catholic schools must be vaccinated unless they have a medical exemption, under an updated Archdiocese of Seattle policy that takes effect January 1, 2020. However, students not vaccinated will be able to complete the 2019-2020 academic year at their schools.

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A life of service: Father Brad Hagelin

Father Brad Hagelin grew up in Seattle’s Our Lady of Fatima Parish and graduated from Seattle Prep in 2002. As a freshman at Gonzaga University, he had a powerful conversion experience, and after graduation he entered seminary for the Archdiocese of Seattle. As vicar for Catholic charities, he works to foster greater effectiveness in the Lord’s mission to the poor, calling on Catholics to be more attentive to the needs of their neighbors and to participate in the corporal works of mercy.