Students Turned Away From Class

By: Venton Blandin Email
By: Venton Blandin Email

December 7, 2006

Some students and parents got turned away when they went to Jack Jouett Middle School Thursday morning.

The sixth-graders failed to show proof of having their booster shots. Albemarle County Schools pushed the deadline to get the tetanus, diptheria, and pertussis shot on Thursday. Out of 900 sixth-graders about 22 of them needed the shots by Thursday. Parents got it done.

"I don't have to worry about coming back to do this anymore. She can go to school without having to worry about not being able to go to school," said Parent Sylvia Smith.

"To see how many kids don't actually have a shot was a shock because I thought he was the only one," said Parent Lisa Jones.

All of the middle schools in Albemarle County are now 100% vaccinated.

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