School nurse fined for forging signature on form

KENAI, Alaska (AP) — A former elementary school nurse has pleaded guilty to forging a signature on a child's immunization form, a practice her defense attorney says is probably done by most Alaska school nurses.

Alaska law requires students to "be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, measles, mumps, rubella and Hepatitis A and B" unless they are exempt for medical or religious reasons.

The parent said a religious exemption form had been signed under his wife's name and that indicated his daughter was missing her Hepatitis A and B shot. The girl's mother had not signed such an exemption form and that the girl had received both vaccinations, the parent said.

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