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Your child needs shots for the 2017-18 school year

You wouldn’t drive your kid to school without their seatbelt, so don’t send them to school without their shots.

 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.

Your child must be up-to-date on their shots to attend school

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:

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:

If your child isn’t up-to-date on their shots

Your child can still attend school if they’re not up-to-date on their shots, but they’ll need to provide a plan for when they’ll get the next dose of their required shots. Work with your doctor to schedule a plan.