Most county children up-to-date on vaccinations




All of the students in five of Johnson County’s six public school districts have updated their shots and won’t have to miss any more school.

Last month, more than 300 students across the county hadn’t received all the vaccinations they needed or made appointments to get them.

Most of those were sixth-graders who hadn’t met requirements updated in 2010 that mandated students in Grades 6 through 12 receive additional tetanus/pertussis and meningococcal shots.

About 100 Clark-Pleasant students missed school in October because they didn’t have all of the required vaccinations by the school district’s deadline, and it took about two days for all of those students to receive the shots or schedule appointments. At the end of October, Edinburgh had about 50 students who hadn’t received all their shots or made appointments to get them.

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