Healthy Kids - Vaccinations
Making sure your child is up-to-date on all his or her vaccinations is essential for back-to-school health. In order to even enter kindergarten, there are a number of required vaccinations children must receive, though they vary from state to state. Check with your school system for specific requirements. Additionally, in New York, children must receive the booster for whooping cough in order to enter middle school.
Other vaccines, such as Hepatitis A or chicken pox boosters, are recommended, though not required. Also, it’s important not to forget to get an influenza shot ahead of the upcoming flu season this year. Kids are busy enough without having to worry about getting flu!