SCRANTON, Pa.—More than 150 students in northeastern Pennsylvania have been turned away from school because they failed to comply with new state immunization rules.

Hundreds more were given reprieves.

New regulations require all students to receive second doses of vaccines for mumps and chicken pox. Seventh-graders also must get inoculations against meningitis, tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis.

For most districts, the deadline to comply was this week.

The Times-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/JI1cQC) that 155 students in the Scranton school district were kept out of class on Tuesday.

The Citizens' Voice reports ( http://bit.ly/JI4jYS) the Wilkes-Barre and Wyoming Valley West districts each have more than 200 students who are not up-to-date on their shots.

Officials say those students are still attending school but will be excluded next year without immunizations.