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Back to School Immunizations

By: Angelica Alvarez
By: Angelica Alvarez

A new school year is about to get underway and many parents are not only getting their children clothes and supplies, they're getting them immunized as well.

Pre-k and kindergarten students will need to have a record of eye and dental screenings, proof of diphtheria and tetanus immunizations, as well as two measles and rubella shots, four polio shots, one chicken pox shot, and three Hepatitis B shots.

Sixth graders will need proof of those shots as well as a tetanus booster and a meningitis vaccine. Health officials say students will have 120 days after school starts to show proof of the eye and dental screenings.

If you have any questions about updating your child's immunization records, simply contact your local health department.


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