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Vaccine suspension

School and health officials across North Carolina are working to get a mandatory vaccine to sixth graders before a deadline suspends un-vaccinated students from school. In many districts, the deadline to get one booster dose of tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis or TDAPIS is September 23, 2008. A state health department spokeswoman said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended the booster after North Carolina saw an increase in Pertussis, or Whooping Cough.

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