Vaccines still needed, students still in school

It's a grace period of sorts for Kanawha 7th and 12th graders who have yet to receive the required vaccinations. With the start of this school year students are required to receive meningitis, tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis vaccines entering seventh- and 12th-grade. A deadline of August 31 has come and gone, and some students are still without the vaccines and some parents are still in the dark about the new rules. School nurses are sorting through the paperwork and trying to determine who still needs shots, and while that's happening the students are allowed to stay in school. The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department has a walk-in clinictoday for seventh- and 12th-grade students still need shots. It runs from 8 to 4.