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Columbus health officials recommend kids without vaccinations stay home if mumps hit schools
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 3:27 PM EDT
Central Ohio officials are warning that children without mumps vaccinations might have to miss weeks of school if an outbreak of the illness hits classrooms.
The Columbus Dispatch reports that the health commissioners for Columbus and surrounding Franklin County wrote letters to schools encouraging vaccinations.
The letters also advise parents that unvaccinated students might have to stay home 25 days or longer if clusters of mumps cases begin showing up in schools.
Officials have urged residents of the region to make sure they've been inoculated with two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine.
Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com