City schools remove vaccine holdouts from district's rolls
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The Pittsburgh Public Schools yesterday began unenrolling students who hadn't complied with new county vaccination requirements.
Lisa Fischetti, district chief of staff, said the action affects 265 students, many of them from district high schools.
On Oct. 1, schools districts countywide began barring students who hadn't received the new vaccinations or formally declined the shots for personal, medical or religious reasons.
Ms. Fischetti said the city district's next step is to remove remaining holdouts from the district's rolls.
Last spring, about 11,500 city students remained out of compliance with the vaccination requirements. In the past week, the number dropped from 2,100 to 265.
First Published October 9, 2009 12:00 am