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Students With Out Shots Sent Home

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.- A number of Metro Nashville students were denied access to school after not showing proof of their required immunizations.

All Tennessee schools are mandated by state law to now allow students back to school if they haven't had their shots. Friday was the last day for student without shots to attend school.

As of Monday more than 3,000 7th graders had not shown proof of receiving their shots, at least half of all 7th graders in metro public schools. The state law requires 7th graders to have two vaccinations one against chicken pox, the other against diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough.

The Metro Health Department expects to see large numbers of students in their offices on Monday. The Health Department will offer vaccinations Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 3p.m.

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