NEVADA COUNTY—In the last month, chicken pox has tripled in Nevada County schools.
The Nevada County Health Department reports that there are 64 cases of the highly-contagious disease.
Grass Valley Schools including Nevada Union High School, Scotten Elementary and Gilmore Middle Schools.
Other cases have shown up in charter schools around Nevada County.
The Health Department is urging parents to get their kids vaccinated as soon as possible.
They are recommending that kids are given two doses for full protection.
They say that they want parents to take this outbreak seriously.
Health Department officials say, the vaccine is safe for children 12 months and older.
Doctors recommend if a student has chicken pox that they stay at home for at least five days or until the lesions crust over.
Once again they highly recommend getting your kids immunized.