Vaccines required for school

A part of getting ready for school means making sure student vaccinations are up-to-date, local health and school officials say.
All students are required to provide proof of up-to-date immunization for school attendance, Clovis school officials said in a recent press release.
All students entering kindergarten and seventh-grade are required to have started the three-dose Hepatitis B series.
All students entering preschool and kindergarten are required to have had the Varicella vaccine or the chicken pox disease.
Clovis Municipal Schools is a “Vaccine for Children” provider. School nurses will provide necessary vaccines free of charge to any student with appropriate parental consent.
For information, call 769-4477 or 769-4490.
Reporter’s notebook was compiled by CNJ staff writer Gary Mitchell. Suggested items may be mailed to editor David Stevens at P.O. Box 1689, Clovis 88102. The e-mail address is: david_stevens@link.freedom.com