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Back to School Immunization Requirements

aAre your children up to date on their immunizations? Before school starts, you must be sure they are. The vaccines vary from grade to grade. Click here for a reference on what immunizations are required for your child and for more information about the purpose of specific shots.

Any controversy surrounding whether or not you should immunize can be put to rest. LaPorte County Health Department Nursing Supervisor Jenny Smith assures parents that there is nothing to worry about.

“The vaccines wouldn’t be licensed and available if they were not safe. They’ve gone through rigorous testing and that’s basically it in a nutshell” Smith explained.

Not having the proper vaccinations can be a danger to your child, their friends and yourself. To keep this school year healthy, contact your pediatrician or family doctor to schedule an appointment for immunizations.

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