Penn State Mandates Vaccines for All Students

Students without immunization proof to be blocked from scheduling classes 

(LORI FALCE, Centre Daily Times) Penn State University announced that students won’t be able to sign up for spring classes without proof that they have all their immunizations.

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Penn State officials are mandating vaccines for all undergraduate students. 

Penn State students are required to have immunizations for measles, mumps and rubella, and if they are living in dorms, meningitis.

Students can request waivers if they have medical or religious reasons.

Penn State faced an outbreak of mumps in the spring 2017 semester. 77 infections were reported.

In July,  possible measles exposure was reported at three off-campus locations. No campus infections were reported.

According to the CDC, 119 cases were reported in the U.S. between Jan. 1 and Sept. 9 in 15 states including Pennsylvania. The majority of those infected were unvaccinated. READ THE FULL STORY AT CENTRE DAILY.

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