EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSWith Early School Start, Scramble On To Get Students Vaccinations
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Reported by: Taisha Walker
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Aug. 5, 2013 1:33 PM EDT
Updated: Aug. 5, 2013 1:45 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
The Kanawha Charleston Health Department is facing a couple obstacles to get students ready for the year, with schools having their earliest start in history.
According to the Charleston Daily Mail, the health department is scrambling to get the students up to date on their vaccinations.
By law, the children must have their proper vaccinations before they can go to school.
Also, with the Putnam health department passing all of its workload to Kanawha, it's putting extra pressure on those staff members to get the students in Putnam up to date.
Kanawha County students report to school on Friday. But since Putnam schools don't open until Aug. 22, the health department doesn't believe there will be any vaccine shortages.
If you need to get your child’s vaccinations up to date, the health department will be accepting walk-ins all week.
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