Bus Cancellations: 05/29/2017

Students getting suspended scrambling to get vaccinated

Several hundred area students have been suspended from school, although many are racing to get back in the classroom within hours of the notices being issued.

The Hastings and Prince Edward Counties students been officially suspended from attending classes until they get mandatory vaccinations, get medical clearance to not have them or provide a declaration that they are conscientious objectors.

The students have had months to get their immunization records updated, with a deadline of Thursday afternoon set before suspensions were issued.

The health unit issued about 44-hundred notices in January to students who still needed to be protected against diphtheria, tetanus, polio, measles and a number of other illnesses, and 313 were still outstanding as of Friday morning

Hastings-Prince Edward Public Health Program Manager Bill Sherlock the number of suspensions is quickly decreasing as students get vaccinated.

Sherlock said Public Health is holding immunization clinics  in Belleville, Trenton, Picton, Madoc and Bancroft Friday to help students  get caught up on their vaccinations.

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Bus Cancellations

May 29, 2017

LATE BUSES: The first run of Martin's bus 134 is running 15 minutes late to Napanee this morning.

The first run of Foley bus 487 w/c is running 20 minutes late to the Madoc-area this morning. The 2nd run of 487 is now running 15 minutes late to Marmora.

The 2nd run of First Student Canada - Picton bus 602 is running 15 minutes late to Picton this morning.

The 2nd run of C. Smith bus 893 is running 20 minutes late to Batawa this morning.