No measles vaccine? No school starting Monday for Vigo County students

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VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (Feb. 20, 2015)– Vigo County schools will not allow students who have not gotten the measles vaccine to come to class, starting Monday, unless there is a medical or religious reason.

Vigo County Superintendent Daniel Tanoos confirmed that the following policy has been implemented:

Starting Monday any student who does not have a measles vaccine- with the exception of the students who have a medical or religious exemption will not be allowed to attend school.  They will be considered suspended.

Those with a medical or religious exemption will be allowed to still attend school unless there is an outbreak. With measles, an outbreak is considered one case.

Several notifications have gone out to parents since the beginning of the school year. 49 students in the corporation do not have the vaccination that do not fall (there are 28 schools in the corporation).

A 15-minute test can tell you if you have had the vaccine.

 

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