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July 30, 2012MO |  By: Mullens

School Immunizations

With the start of another school year around the corner it is time to think about getting children vaccinated before the first day of school.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services wants parents to start getting their children's vaccinated now, instead of waiting until the week before school. Nodaway Health Center Administrator Della Rhodes says both Kindergartners and incoming eight graders need immunizations.

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The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services says Missouri law requires children in Kindergarten though 12th grade to receive immunizations to protect themselves as well as other students, teachers, staff and other community members. For more information contact your health care provider, or local public health agency.