Thursday, April 16, 2009

1 in 5 Students Not Up To Date On Shots In Allegheny County

The Allegheny County Health Department estimates that 30,000 students in the county are not up to date on required vaccinations. Before the start of the last school year four new vaccinations were added to the list of required shots. The County Health Department is holding two special evening clinics to try and help families get up to date on their shots. If students do not have their vaccinations then they can be excluded from school. Starting for the 2009-2010 school year students who do not have the vaccinations will not be allowed to attend school. Only students who have personal or religious objections to the shots are allowed to go without them. The special clinics will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21st at the Westinghouse Valley Human Services center and from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 30th at the Health Department's office.

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