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Mandatory Flu Vaccinations A Future Possibility For Missouri Schools?

Date: February 18, 2008
By: Blair Miller
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: A Missouri Senator says that mandatory school flu vaccinations are a future possibility as the flu season comes into full effect. For more from Jefferson City, here is Blair Miller. RunTime:0:43
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As the yearly flu season is now in full effect across Missouri, vaccinations and their effectiveness are coming into question.

The flu is a virus that usually spreads through close-knit public places such as workplaces or schools.

Missouri Senator Harry Kennedy feels that the risk of the flu spreading in schools could warrant future legislation in the Missouri government.

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Description: "Precautions are warranted, especially with a young population in terms of the illness or the hospitalization that some of those students might suffer."


 

Kennedy said that while legislation for such actions would not happen this year, future legislation is a distinct possibility.

From Jefferson City, I'm Blair Miller.