DODEA mandates flu vaccine for all students starting school this year
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Getting an annual flu shot will be mandatory for all students in Department of Defense schools worldwide starting this fall.
School officials said the new vaccination requirement affects all Department of Defense Education Activity students in the States and in the Pacific. Pupils attending DODEA schools in Europe have been required to get a seasonal flu shot annually since the 2010-11 school year, after U.S. European Command mandated the immunization for not only students but also for teachers and other employees.
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