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Students in North Carolina suspended from school after not getting vaccinated

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By Shanice Harris | Nov 26, 2019

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Three students in Greensville were suspended from the local school system after they missed the deadline to get vaccinated, a Pitt County Schools spokesperson told a newspaper. 

According to state law, children who are not vaccinated are not allowed to attend school until proper paperwork is presented. 

Jennifer Johnson told the Raleigh News & Observer that the North Carolina school system had sent several notices to the families of the unvaccinated children before the start of the school year. According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, children must be immunized within 30 days of enrollment. If they are not, they are prohibited from being in school with other children.

Three children in the Greensville district did not make the deadline. As of Oct. 22, they are on medical suspension, which is not a disciplinary action.

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