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More than 150 students vaccinated following LaVille chicken pox outbreak

November 30, 2011

LaVille Elementary School

LAKEVILLE — The Union-North School Corporation announced an outbreak of chicken pox at LaVille Elementary last Monday. The school took quick action, reporting the cases to the county health department and holding vaccination clinics Tuesday and Wednesday at the school. Health department nurse Susan Lechlitner said that about 150 students were vaccinated.
“Parents were frustrated but everyone worked through it,” said LaVille Elementary School nurse Lisa Aschenbrenner. “They know we are here to keep the kids safe and healthy.”
Aschenbrenner said that the eight students affected included both those who had been vaccinated in the past and those who had not. She explained that in the past, kindergarten, first, and sixth grade students have been required to get two chicken pox vaccinations, while students in grades 2-5 were only required to receive one. Now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has changed that requirement so that students in grades K-6 must all receive two chickenpox vaccinations.
“We are following the Indiana state guidelines,” said Aschenbrenner.
She added that five cases of chickenpox is considered an outbreak. According to LaVille Elementary principal John Farthing, the school was in contact with the health department after they noticed three cases.
Currently, all students are again healthy and attending school. Union-North interim superintendent Julie Lauck said that she believes the outbreak was handled well, partly due to the health department and the school’s ability to work together effectively.

Comments

So, if vaccinated kids are

December 7, 2011 by Anonymous, 2 years 33 weeks ago
Comment: 13780

So, if vaccinated kids are also getting the illness, why are the officials forcing more vaccines? Obviously, they are not effective. How many children died? How many were hospitalized?

Vaccines

December 12, 2011 by Anonymous, 2 years 32 weeks ago
Comment: 13794

Vaccines are very effective. They save an estimated 3 million lives annually worldwide. It is also important to immunize as much of the population as possible to maintain herd immunity because even relatively benign conditions like chicken pox are life threatening to those with weakened immune systems (e.g. cancer patients on chemotherapy). Further, vaccines absolutely do not cause autism. The Lancet officially retracted that awful study in 2010 and the lead author has been exposed as a dishonest, unethical fraud. But, hey, at least you have Jenny McCarthy on your side. I'm sure she saves at least 3 million lives annually in all of her brilliant glory. Vaccines are marvel of human ingenuity. A true gift to humanity.

Holy Cow! Chicken Pox is

December 1, 2011 by Anonymous, 2 years 34 weeks ago
Comment: 13770

Holy Cow! Chicken Pox is soooo dangerous! Thank goodness everyone is ok.

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