November 3, 2014
Prince George’s County public schools have notified the parents of about 400 students that the children are barred from school for not meeting vaccination requirements. Friday October 31 was the deadline to show proof of vaccinations against measles, mumps, whooping cough and other diseases, reports the Washington Post. Chief of school health policy Angela M. Wakhweya expressed positive information that more than 3,000 students who were not vaccinated less than two weeks before the deadline managed to meet the requirements on time. The school system was one of eight in Maryland to receive an extension on the vaccination deadline. The students will be allowed to return to school once they can provide proof of vaccination.