Is a trip to the doctor’s office on your back-to-school to-do list? If it isn’t, add it to the top. All students from kindergarteners to college students need to have their immunization records checked against district or school requirements to insure they have all their required shots. Some students may not be able to attend school until they satisfy immunization requirements.
Many vaccines can be given at the same time without any decrease in their effectiveness. It’s important they receive their primary series of all childhood vaccines and boosters to not only keep them healthy, but to protect their school community. Not sure what’s required? Check with the school for requirements if they haven’t been provided to you yet, as well as your child’s doctor who will be plugged into their medical history.
Here are some of the common recommended immunizations, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: