New Program Gives Students Vaccinations at School
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most Colorado kids were current on some vaccines, but less than one-third had received inoculations against meningococcal meningitis, the Post reports.
Besides receiving the and meningococcal meningitis, H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccines, which are not required, students at Henry Middle School have received vaccinations for tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis.
One reason for low numbers, the article mentions, is that by the time students reach middle-school age, they are less likely to visit a physician "who might recommend they receive inoculation." The program bills health insurance directly and there is no need for parents to take time off from work for doctors' visits, the Post reports.
The CDC has funded the program with two grants that total $1.6 million, according to the Post.
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