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AUGUST IS NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION AWARENESS MONTH
August 11, 2014

 

Is your child ready to go back to school?
 
To celebrate the importance of immunizations throughout life, and to make sure children are protected with all the vaccines they need, the Onondaga County Immunization Program is observing National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM).   During NIAM, parents are encouraged to check with their child’s health care provider to make sure your child has all of the required vaccinations for daycare or school. 
 
Before the start of school, children are required by New York State law to be up-to-date on their shots. Immunization requirements for school entrance have changed this school year to more closely match the immunization schedule determined each year by the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP). The goal of the changes is to assure that more children are fully immunized, and not just getting the vaccines required for daycare or school entrance.  For a chart showing what vaccines are needed visit the Onondaga County Health Department immunization webpage at www.ongov.net.  
 
Without up-to-date vaccinations, children are not allowed entrance to school. Contact your child’s health care provider to make sure your child has all the needed immunizations for this school year.   Schedule your appointment TODAY for any needed immunizations. For more information on immunizations, contact the Onondaga County Health Department at 435-2000.


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