School district administrators in Spokane, Washington, are getting tough on student vaccines and taking unprecedented action to curb the spread of disease.

Kevin Morrison, director of community relations for Spokane Public Schools, appeared on "Fox and Friends" to explain why the district decided to remove 147 students from the classroom.

Morrison explained that a recent pertussis outbreak in the area and the measles outbreak across the nation motivated the district to review its vaccine compliance numbers.

Morrison said that students must now provide proof that they have received and required immunizations in order to attend school. Or, they can fill out a waiver and claim one of three exemptions: religious, medical or philosophical.

"The exemptions are part of this as well. We're not just there to immunize, we're there to show them where the forms are," Morrison said.

Watch the "Fox and Friends" clip above.

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