Report: Most Children Have Their Back to School Shots

Published 08/21 2014 10:23AM

Updated 08/21 2014 08:06PM

MISSOURI--- The Missouri Health Department figures show better than eight in ten children get immunizations for diphtheria, whooping cough, and tetanus. More than nine out of ten have their anti-polio shots as well as those for measles and mumps. The same for hepatitis B and chickenpox.

Students are required to have shots before they start school, but the state school immunization law allows people with religious objections or with health conditions to be exempt.

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