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New Castle schools turn away students without 2nd measles shot



Published: Tue, May 1, 2001 @ 12:00 a.m.



NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- City school officials turned away 23 pupils today who did not have their second measles vaccination.

Assistant Superintendent Nick DeRosa said the district tried to make it as lax as possible, even offering to let children stay in school if they had an appointment to get the shot.

Parents of the pupils without shots or appointments were called this morning to pick up their children. DeRosa said school officials planned to talk to them about vaccinating the children when they arrived.

Law: The second vaccination for measles was mandated by the Pennsylvania Health Department three years ago in an attempt to prevent outbreaks.

Health officials said all children must be vaccinated at the start of the 2000-2001 school year and gave them an eight-month grace period to comply.

For most schools that period ended today. Other Lawrence County schools reported that all pupil had been vaccinated or only a few still needed the shot.




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