August 20, 2022

Immunization Awareness

As your kids begin school, it is important to keep them and those around them safe and healthy with immunizations. 

Kid Getting Vaccinated

As we begin fall and students return back to school, it’s important to be mindful of your children’s upcoming immunizations. Vaccinations remain integral to children’s health and school safety.

 

All U.S. states require vaccines for K-12 students but allow exemptions for medical and religious reasons. Each school has different guidelines for how they enforce immunization rules. 

 

Refer to the lists below for current school-required vaccines. Our instagram page, @childrenfirstmedicalgroup, also lists these vaccines. 

 

TIP: As you schedule your child’s immunizations, schedule your child’s annual physical exam as well! More information on scheduling an annual exam is forthcoming. 

 

Kindergarten (ages 4-6):

  • Chickenpox (varicella vaccine)

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTaP vaccine)

  • Flu (flu vaccine)

  • Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR vaccine)

  • Polio (IPV vaccine)

Elementary school (ages 7-10):

  • Flu (flu vaccine)

 

Middle School (ages 11-12):

  • Flu (flu vaccine)

  • HPV Vaccine

  • Meningococcal disease (meningococcal conjugate vaccine)

  • Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap vaccine)

 

High School (ages 13-18):

  • Flu (flu vaccine)

  • Meningococcal disease (meningococcal conjugate vaccine)

  • Serogroup B meningococcal infection (serogroup B meningococcal vaccine)

For more information on vaccinations, refer to the CDC:

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/growing/school-vaccinations.html