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May 1, 2014

State warns public of new school vaccination guidelines

Local educators say the new rules shouldn't cause a problem

MT. VERNON — — Several new vaccination requirements are on the horizon for Illinois schools, but local educators say they don't believe the updated guidelines will cause any problems with school registration.

Starting next school year, 2014-2015, kindergarten through 12th grade students will need to show proof of having received two doses each of rubella and mumps vaccines prior to entering school. Previously, they just had to show proof of receiving one dose each.

Also next year, any child entering kindergarten, sixth or ninth grade will have to show proof of having received two doses of varicella (chicken pox) vaccine instead of only one.

Learn more Friday on this site or in the print edition of the Register-News.

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