It’s not too early for parents to make sure their kids have all their shots before classes start. The state health department’s Sue Denney says children entering kindergarten and seventh grade need to be immunized. The state law allows those without their shots to be suspended, though that rarely happens. She says school nurses probably won’t give the shots. But they will refer students to doctors or public health agencies for them. Missouri has a 98% compliance rate, or better. The law does allow exemptions for health and religious reasons.
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