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As school year begins, Minn. nurses urge meningitis vaccinations

With another school year beginning for many Tuesday, the School Nurse Organization of Minnesota has issued a reminder to parents to add meningitis vaccinations to their student's back-to-school check list. The group says about 40 percent of Minnesota students haven't been properly vaccinated, if vaccinated at all.
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With another school year beginning for many Tuesday, the School Nurse Organization of Minnesota has issued a reminder to parents to add meningitis vaccinations to their student's back-to-school check list. The group says about 40 percent of Minnesota students haven't been properly vaccinated, if vaccinated at all.

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