TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Health officials battle a Vigo County schools chickenpox outbreak with vaccination clinics.
The Vigo County Health Department hosted a chickenpox clinic at Terre Haute South High School earlier today.
It comes after the department called an outbreak in Vigo County of the virus.
At last count, Health Authorities had uncovered 69 cases of chickenpox in the county.
Most of those cases are in Vigo County schools.
Officials said it's important to get students immunized sooner rather than later.
"It's important to have our kids optimally immunized: to have them fully covered against childhood diseases, and also to protect them from passing the disease on to other kids," said Joni Wise of the Vigo County Health Department.
To put it into perspective, last year there was only 1 reported case of chicken pox in Vigo County.
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