You wouldnât drive your kid to school without their seatbelt, so donât send them to school without their shots.
Â 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 â or the school can exclude them from attending. If your child isnât up-to-date on their shots, youâll 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 doctorâs appointment this summer
Donât wait until school starts. Make a doctorâs 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 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.