Keep your kids safe, healthy, and successful in school this September
Your child must be up-to-date on their shots
Your child must have at least one dose of all the required vaccinations – or the school can exclude them from attending. If your child isn’t up-to-date on their shots, you’ll have 5 days from the start of school to:
- Get the next required dose
- Provide a medical plan to get fully up-to-date (a medical plan looks like this)
Work with your doctor to schedule the shots that your child needs to attend school.
Schedule a doctor’s appointment this summer
Don’t wait until school starts. Make a doctor’s appointment. The doctor can:
- See if your kid has the shots they need to attend school
- Provide a certificate of immunization
- Schedule any shots that your kid still needs
If you child doesn’t have a primary care provider, they can still get their shots. Call a district health center to make an appointment.
Vaccines keep kids safe in schools
Around the country, there are more cases of preventable diseases because parents are choosing not to get their kids immunized against preventable diseases.
These diseases can spread easily in schools, but the good news is that vaccines are a safe and effective way of protecting your child.