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Back-to-school checklist: Immunizations

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We're kicking off our back to school series of tips and tricks to make going back to school easier for both parents and students. Here is your first reminder of an important school requirement: Immunizations.

Most schools are just two weeks away from starting, and that means students need to be sure they've got all the required immunizations before registering for classes.

"We're trying to get every kid fully immunized and protected from every vaccine preventable disease," Dr. Lori Anderson, pediatrician at Amistad Community Health Center, told KRIS 6 News.  

"In about a month, they're going to be needing their flu vaccines," Dr. Anderson explained. 

The basic requirements for kindergarten through 12th grade (depending upon grade level) include immunizations for Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, Measles, Mumps, and Rubella, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Varicella, and Meningococcal.

More information: https://www.dshs.texas.gov

And remember, if your student wants to play sports, they will not be allowed to play on any team until they've been cleared for a health physical.

Keep it here for more back to school reports every day at 5:00, and we'll help you start the new school year strong. 

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