DODDS students must get second dose of chicken pox vaccine
Students headed this fall to Defense Department schools will be required to get the second dose of a vaccine to prevent chicken pox, school officials said.
A memo early this year from the Department of Defense Education Activity said all incoming students must receive the second Varicella vaccine, according to Maggie Menzies, a spokesperson for Department of Defense Dependents Schools−Europe.
If a child has had the chicken pox, he or she does not need the Varicella booster.
Near the end of the school year, parents will receive a notice if their child needs the second vaccine and the school nurse must be given a copy of the student’s updated shot records.