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School Reports Hundreds Without Chickenpox Paperwork


By Dan Swanson
Nebraska City News Press
Posted Aug 09, 2011 @ 01:45 PM

Nebraska City, Neb. —

With the first day of school for most Nebraska City students only a week away the school is reporting there are still hundreds of students without proper immunization paperwork. School Nurse Samantha Collins said 800 of the school's 1,400 students had incomplete paperwork for chicken pox vaccines last March and only 50 have updated their records since then.

“Students are not supposed to be admitted to school without the immunizations. To be in compliance, they need to take care of this as quickly as possible,” Collins said.

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services requires all students entering school this year to have two doses of chickenpox vaccine or a parent's signature declaring the child has already recovered from the disease.  The form for parents of children who have had chickenpox can be picked up at the central office at the Second Avenue School or printed from the website www.nebcityps.org.

To read the full story go to:  http://www.ncnewspress.com/features/x782944945/School-reports-hundreds-without-chickenpox-paperwork

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