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Does your child need a shot?

December 29, 2006

As of Wednesday, Washington County Public Schools officials said that about 10 percent of the system's sixth through ninth graders don't have the immunizations required to admit them to school after Jan. 1.

We suggest parents, educators and Washington County Health Department officials push to get those 640 students vaccinated for chicken pox and hepatitis B, so these students can attend class after the Jan. 1 deadline.

Students can still attend class after that date if they have appointments to be vaccinated on or before Jan. 20.

Health officials will hold three immunization clinics in January, so there should be no problems in making an appointment to attend one of those.

To make an appointment, parents must call 240-313-3296. There is no excuse for parents to ignore this - or for school officials to be lenient with those mothers and fathers who don't take their parental responsibilities seriously.

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