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.
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.
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.