The Hastings Prince Edward Health Unit says there are still two dozen students suspended because of overdue vaccinations.
Spokesperson Bill Sherlock tells Quinte News the suspensions have been in place since April 21st, when more than 310 students were taken out of schools.
Sherlock says the vaccinations include diphtheria, tetanus, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, pertussis (whooping cough), meningococcal disease, and varicella (chickenpox – for children born in 2010 or later).
He says the list began at more than 4,000, but has been brought down to 24. They will remain suspended until May 18th, when they will return to classes.
About 97 percent of students get immunized, however some do not due to a medical issue or being a conscientious objector.