District officials are warning parents that they could face criminal prosecution if their school aged children don't keep their immunization updated.
As of last week, D.C. Department of Health Director Gregg Pane says as many as 25-hundred of the city's children did not have all their shots. Classes begin Monday in D.C. Public Schools.
Attorney General Robert Spagnoletti says parents who refuse to get their children immunized will face criminal sanctions. Last year, 67 parents had to appear in D.C. Superior Court because their children were not properly immunized in time to begin school.
Monday, August 28, 2006
District threatens to prosecute parents of children lacking immunization proof
As much of fuss is raised this time each year you would think that DC wouldn't have to threaten roughly 5% of the public school children's parents with prosecution for lacking the appropriate proof of immunization.