NE Indiana school facing chickenpox outbreak

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Health officials are offering chickenpox vaccinations for students at a northeastern Indiana school where several children have come down with the illness.

The Steuben County Health Department is holding the immunization clinics Wednesday and Thursday. The Herald Republican of Angola reports the department says that students from Fremont Elementary School who aren't properly vaccinated can't attend school until the outbreak is over.

Fremont schools Superintendent Ben Roederer tells The Journal
Gazette of Fort Wayne that the school's first chickenpox case surfaced in late November and two more cases were confirmed last week. Two more cases were identified Monday.

Other schools around the state have also had chickenpox outbreaks recently, including more than a dozen cases this fall at the Middlebury Community Schools in Elkhart County.


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