Pennsylvania – The Pennsylvania health department wants students to get vaccinated much sooner than previously required.

State officials want both public and private school students to be up-to-date with all their vaccinations within five days of the beginning of the school year, a drastic reduction from the eight months they used to have to get their shots.

The measure is intended to prevent the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases.

Remember, DuBois Area School District students head back for the new school year on Tuesday, Aug. 29.

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