272 Children Excluded For Immunization

MEDFORD, Ore. — The immunization rush has settled at the Jackson County Public Health Department.

272 public and private school kids were not allowed to come to school because they didn’t have all the required shots. Each year, school officials tell parents if their child doesn’t have all the shots they need.

School notifications tell parents that kids won’t be allowed to come to school if they don’t get the shots before February 20th, Exclusion Day.

For the last few years, about 200 to 250 kids were excluded. Parents can claim religious exemption from the shot or doctors can write notes for kids with medical reasons for not getting the shots.